With summer here in Ontario, Canada, well underway, you may be undertaking the final push to sell your home – ensuring that you’ll be able to move into your new house just before those colder months arrive.
To help find the right buyer, you’ll probably know just how important it is to declutter your home and stage it properly so it’s ready for any potential viewers. If you’re in the process of moving, however, this isn’t always easy.
It’s likely you’ll have boxes of belongings scattered around your house, you’ll be pulling out items you didn’t even know existed from cupboards and wardrobes and those larger items such as gardening appliances, sports equipment and hobby items will be thrown across your garden or crammed into your garage and shed.
It can be difficult to keep your house clean and presentable when you are in the process of selling it, but it’s absolutely essential if you want to ensure you sell it quickly for the best possible price.
Thankfully, self-storage is here to help. Calloway Storage has created a few key tips that will ensure you stage your home properly for sale.
Remove those large items from your garden
The first impression that a home buyer has of your house is everything, and if you have gardening or sporting equipment laying around your front and back garden this will be sure to leave a sour taste in their mouth.
Make sure any gardening tools such as rakes, sprinklers, hoses and lawnmowers are well out of the way, as well as any larger pieces of sporting equipment such as canoes, stand up paddleboards, boats or anything else that could make the outside of your house look messy.
Pack up your junk
Over the years that you’ve been living in your house, it’s almost certain that your shelves, cupboards, cabinets, wardrobes and any other places where you could have possibly stored items would have collected junk.
When staging your house it’s important to remove any items that you won’t need and that don’t add to the visual appearance of your home. This also counts for any decorations that don’t add to the aesthetics of your home. You want your home to look as neutral as possible to appeal to every single buyer that visits for a home viewing.
Clutter only serves to put potential buyers off of making a bid on your home. The more items you can remove from your home the less work a potential buyer will think they have to do on the home after they have purchased it.
Where do I put all these things?
Once you’ve managed to declutter and stage your home well for potential buyers, it’s important you don’t simply throw all these items into your garage. This is still an important part of your house that buyers will view, and if they think it’s messy it might impact their opinion of your entire house.
Self-storage will provide you with the perfect solution to safely, efficiently and effectively store your unneeded items far from the view of potential buyers. Not only that, but once you’re ready to move into your new house your items will already be packed in boxes and ready to move.
Another smart way of getting rid of some of the items that have collected in your home over the years is to hold a garage sale. If you need help hosting one, read our blog ‘7 Tips and Tricks to Host a Successful Garage Sale’.
Want to learn more about the benefits of self-storage or enquire about which storage unit would be the right fit for you? Contact Calloway Storage today and our team of experts would be more than happy to answer any questions that you have.