Three Tips for Staging Your Home
At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we know how stressful it can be to put your home on the market and wait for it to sell. You might find a potential buyer within a few days, or it may take several weeks before you have an interested party.
One way to make your home more attractive is to stage it properly. You can handle this process yourself, or you can let your real estate agent take care of everything. Regardless of who does it, you’re likely going to have to put some items into self-storage. Our team can help you find the ideal storage unit, and with month-to-month leases, you can rent for as long as you need!
1. Clean, Clean, Clean!
This first step is pretty obvious — it’s a good idea to clean the entire house before you begin showing the property. If you have excess furniture taking up space in the living room, then move it into storage. This will make it easier to clean the wood floors or carpets, and give you the space that you need to arrange your furniture for the best traffic flow through the house.
Be sure to pay attention to surfaces that you don’t clean very often, such as the top of the ceilings fans and the backside of your curtains. The last thing you want is for little dust particles to go floating by in the sunlight streaming through the windows while a potential buyer is looking at the house.
2. Clear Out the Closets
People who attend your open house or schedule a private viewing are going to look in every nook and cranny of your home. They’ll open kitchen cabinets and bedroom closets to see how much storage space there is. This means that it’s a good idea to clear out your closets, removing any extra boxes or random objects that are stored in them. By bringing those boxes and other items to your storage unit, you can keep them safe and sound, and you won’t have to search for an out-of-the-way spot in the house to hide them.
3. Depersonalize Each Room
Potential buyers tend to visualize themselves living in your home, which means that you want to make that process as easy as possible for them. Family pictures and personal effects should be put away while your home is on the market, and replaced with neutral and impersonal decor. While your family has loved living in the house, you want whoever buys your home to see themselves living there from the moment they walk through the door. By depersonalizing each room and storing those personal items, you can make your home feel more accessible to those who are interested in it.
These three tips will hopefully get you started on your home-staging journey. Your real estate agent will likely also have some suggestions, and you can work in tandem with them to get your house ready for people to see. If you’re selling your home on your own, then the last thing you should have to worry about is whether or not your things are safe. By renting a self-storage unit from EZ Storage®, you’ll feel confident that everything is protected.
We look forward to helping you!