They say moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do, and it is one of those experiences that is filled with emotions. You’re excited by what’s to come, but first you have to find a buyer, accept an offer, and then there is the challenging sales process to navigate before you can grab your new keys and move in.
Let’s rewind a little. Before you put your home on the market, you need to get it ready for sale. Known as ‘home staging’, estate agents will tell you that this is a crucial step in selling your home. Home staging shows off your home and its key features so that buyers can see themselves living there. The fact is, a home that is staged for sale will often sell quicker and for a higher price than one that isn’t.
This is all well and good, but what does this have to do with Stratford Self Store? How can a storage company help sell your home?
One of the first things you do when you are looking to stage your home is de-clutter. Our homes are filled with stuff we have gathered over the years, and things with sentimental value. Although we don’t want to get rid of some of these items, we know that they can be packed up and put away, as they will not be needed before the move.
When de-cluttering, it is best to divide things into sections. First, a ‘pack away’ pile, as above, then a box for things you are going to let go and donate to charity, a bin bag for items that have maybe seen better days, and finally, a place for things you are going to keep in your home.
TIP: The more you can pack away now at this early stage, the easier it will be when you have to pack up the rest of your home.
When de-cluttering, take a room at a time; every draw, cupboard and shelf should be targeted, and don’t forget your furniture. As Nikki from Warwickshire Home Finders tells us, “The furniture in each room should be relevant, e.g. a bed should always be in a bedroom, and every room should have a clear purpose. You may have large or unusual pieces of furniture that you love, but if they dominate a room rather than being part of its décor, think about removing them if you are trying to sell your home.”
A storage unit provides you with the perfect place to store your packed boxes and large or unusual furniture until you have moved into your own home. Affordable and incredibly accessible, we provide you with a stress-free solution to help you stage your home for sale.
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