So, you are about to put your home on the market and are looking to get the best resale value. You just met with your realtor who informs you that staging your home can increase your home’s resale by 1%-5% in value. You’re sold, but now the clock is ticking, and you need to prepare your home for staging day. You’ve come to the right spot! In this article, we’re sharing our top 3 tips to prepare your home for staging.
Tip #1: Declutter, Declutter, DeclutterOne of the most productive things you can do to prepare your home for staging is to declutter where possible! Not only is this necessary for staging your home, but you are also making it easier to pack up your belongings, as well as unpack them in your new home. We understand that decluttering your home may seem like an overwhelming task, but we promise that it is worth it! To help reduce your stress when it comes to decluttering, start by dividing up the task… literally. We suggest creating four piles of items you wish to 1) keep, 2) donate, 3) sell, and 4) put in the trash. To further simplify this task, try using this four-pile method on a room-by-room basis. As a bonus, delegate a room to each family member to conquer and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how you can efficiently declutter your home.
Tip #2: Review Your Décor and Furniture with Your Realtor and StagerBefore you pack most of your home away, you’ll want to take the time to walk through your home with your realtor and stager to review what can stay and what should go. You may have some furniture and décor items that could be useful to your Stager when they are staging your home for presentation. Take the time to depersonalize your home by removing family photos and evidence of pets. Ask your Realtor and Stager what can stay and what can be packed away. This will give you a better idea of what you should prioritize when packing your home.
Tip #3: Pre-pack Your Belongings and Place Them in StorageRight before your home is staged, you’ll want to take the time to pre-pack your belongings before your big move! As your Stager will be transforming your home, you will likely need to relocate most of your belongings. If you haven’t already acquired access to your new home, you may be looking for storage options that are suitable to your needs until your new home is ready. Popular storage options include storing your belongings in a Storage Unit or using a Portable Storage Container service such as our Move Out Bins. Wherever you are storing your belongings, you’ll want to consider how long you will require the service, your moving and storage budget, as well as moving your belongings from your home on the market to your storage provider, and then to your new home.
We Simplify Moving and StorageAt The Move Out Bin, we offer convenient and affordable portable storage solutions that are great for your moving needs! To store your belongings while your home is being staged and in between your move, all you have to do is give us a call. Here is how our portable storage services work:
- Deliver your portable storage container to the location of your choosing so that you can pack your belongings.
- Pick up the packed container and transport it to our facility, free of additional charges.
- Deliver your portable storage container safely using our Tilt-Free Delivery System to your new home when you are ready.
- Pick up the empty container when you are all done.