Fall is the perfect time for several homeowners to sell their homes, pack up, and move to a new place. However, this process is generally stressful. For sellers, it is easy to be overwhelmed with everything that needs to be prepared before they put their house up for sale in the market and begin the process of packing. There are so many things to organize and a lot of details to deal with. Here are some home organizing tips to help you get started.
Home Organizing Tips Before Selling Your House
- Declutter before you sell.
Don’t allow paper and other items to pile up on desks, countertops, and tables. Keep horizontal surfaces clean and clear visual clutter. This lets possible homebuyers see the space without any distraction.
- Cut Back Before You Sell
Overstuffing cupboards, filing cabinets, bookcases, closets, and other storage spaces in your house is a big no to possible buyers. It says insufficient storage. Limiting and cutting back on the number of things you keep in these spaces tells your potential buyer that you have enough and abundant storage area.
- Get Rid of Surplus Before You Sell
Why have ten of the same thing if you only need one when you move. Get rid of all the surplus or any duplicate items that you may have. These include books, toys, toiletries, mugs, dishes, towels, sheets, and the like.
- Remove First
Packing up items that you seldom use as well as seasonal items will help your home appear that it has a lot of space, and that is what potential homebuyers like. These may include archived files, offseason footwear and clothing, and holiday decorations are some good examples. Rarely used items include blenders, bread makers, and other kitchen appliances.
- Toss Before You Sell
It is understandable to throw away things that are damaged, broken, incomplete, stained, torn, worn out, or rusty. Get rid of these items without any hesitation. In case your belongings look worn out and old, the potential home buyer will see this and have a feeling that the entire home may be the same as well.
- Consider Donating
If you are not using certain items right now then you probably won’t be using it in your new home. Ask yourself if packing these items will only cost you time, energy, and money. Can you donate these things to those who may be in need of them?
- Sell Before You Sell
Selling things that you no longer need or want is another option that you need to consider. You can think of yard sales, auction houses, estate sales, consignment shops, internet listings, or newspaper listings. Just be realistic about your expectations when you are selling used items.
- Think About Renting
If you want to free up space, you can rent a storage unit to hold the things or equipment that you probably won’t need until after you move to a new home.
- Improve Your Place Before You Sell
Get rid of the clutter in your outdoor living space and your yard. These are the places that make a huge impression on potential homebuyers. So, make sure that they are as free of clutter as possible by getting rid of recycle bins, lawn ornaments, toys, and more.
- Hide Things Before You Sell
Keep as many things of daily use in your cabinets and cupboards. Place your toothbrushes in your medicine cabinet, your dish detergent in the cabinet under the sink, and the vacuum cleaner in your utility closet.
11. Hire a Professional Organizer
Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions today for a no-obligation consultation on how we can get your home ready to sell.
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