Throughout the moving process, it’s normal to experience anxiety, especially when it comes to selling your current home. You’re probably a bit overwhelmed with research, planning, speaking to your residential movers, and rearranging that the thought of turning your current home upside down seems like too much. Everyone knows how important it is to stage their home. In an attempt to make things easier on you, we’ve gathered some tips and tricks you can use to stage your home so it sells.
Clutter be gone
No potential buyer wants to walk into your open house and see a bunch of stuff everywhere. Clearing away the clutter is one of the most important things you can do when staging your home. To keep this as painless as possible, make a house rule for everyone that requires one item to leave anytime a new item is brought in. Another thing that can make your home look cluttered is having too much furniture. In fact, most professional stagers remove as much as half the home’s furnishings, so get ruthless! Once you do, you’ll find that your home looks much bigger. Now, keep in mind that you don’t have to give up everything, but you should seriously consider what you can and can’t live without.
Fiddle with everything
There’s no rule that says once you put an item somewhere it has to stay there for eternity. Allow yourself to move artwork, furniture, and accessories to different rooms when you get the idea. For instance, if you think about moving the armchair you bought for the living room to the sitting area in your bedroom, do it! Once you start experimenting with placement, you’ll discover what looks more appealing to potential buyers.
Strike a balance
As we said before, when you attack the clutter in your home you don’t have to eliminate everything. Buyers need to visualize their own lives in your current space and having too much around can throw that off. That being said, you don’t want to remove everything in your home. Try to shoot for a balance between clean and lived-in. Think of ways to make your home’s space more appealing such as placing a bowl of farmer’s market produce on the counter or place a vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen table. Such elements will make the space inviting and clean without being too empty.
Now that you have some ideas for staging your home, it’s time to finish the rest of the process. Take some of the stress off of yourself by working with a residential moving company such as White Glove Movers. We specialize in residential moves and would love to make the transition process a smooth one for you. Give us a call today.