Storing Your Home Staging Supplies
If you’re a real estate agent, then the majority of your job entails helping people buy a new home or sell their current residence. If you focus more on the selling side, then your efforts are put towards making the house look perfect for each open house and private showing. One of the best ways to spruce up a house is to stage it with furniture and decor. However, it’s important to know which items you need for staging, and even more importantly, where you will store those items when you don’t need them.
At EZ Storage®, our self-storage units in Philadelphia are designed to help you find the perfect options for your real estate staging supplies. When you’ve sold a home and you need to move everything out, you can bring it to one of our local facilities for safekeeping until you’re ready to stage the next property!
What Items Do You Need for Home Staging?
The purpose of staging is to make a home appear more inviting and to appeal to potential buyers. You want people to see how each room is used, without the spaces looking too “lived in.” Staging can be easy, especially when it comes to new homes, but in order to do it effectively, you’ll need the proper items.
Tables and Chairs
The best place to start with staging can be with the tables and chairs. If you’re setting up a model home, think first about the dining room and what table and chairs will look best in the space. You can then move to the kitchen and choose a table and chair set that works for that room. In the living room, you can pick out a plush easy chair or an upright option that adds a more formal taste.
Couches and Beds
You want the home to appear comfortable and inviting, and the soft allure of couches and beds will help you offset the upright look of the tables and chairs. You’ll want to choose the perfect couch for the living or family room, as well as the right bed for the master bedroom. You might not be staging the other bedrooms in the house, since you want the potential buyers to envision how they would use those spaces.
Accents and Decor
In order for the house to feel complete, you’ll want to choose the appropriate accents and decor. A well-placed rug can tie the living room or entryway together, and throw pillows and baskets can help complete the bedroom. Placing towels and scented soaps or candles in the bathroom will provide pleasant colors, textures, and smells, and these stimuli can evoke memories and reactions from those viewing the house. A well-placed mirror can brighten a room, and the proper table or floor lamp can add important design elements.
Keeping Your Staging Supplies Safe
Once you have everything in the house and it’s set up the way you want it, you can’t wait for people to come see the property. However, the time will come when someone buys the home and you’ll have to move everything out. You likely don’t have space for furniture and decor in your garage, and that’s where we come in. With one of our self-storage units in Philadelphia, you can keep everything safe until you’re ready to move it into another home that’s on the market. We can help you find the appropriate unit size, and our month-to-month leases make it easy to store things for the time you need.
Contact us today to learn more about our affordable and convenient storage options. We look forward to hearing from you!