When selling your house, potential buyers really want to see everything. This means that there is no area of your home that is safe from their eyes. This means it needs to be clean, tidy, and clutter-free. Here are seven areas to declutter before you sell your home.
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Before you take photos for the listing or allow people to walk around your home, you need to make sure it looks like a home that people want to live in. To help, have a look at the list below for ways you can de-clutter and prepare to sell your home:
Make The Front Of Your Home Appealing
You will find that house hunters like to drive past the houses that they like before even arranging a viewing. Because of this, it essential that you keep the lawn and front walkways tidy, including your porch-way.
Tidy Any Storage Rooms
People are going to want to see every area of your home, even your full-to-the-brim garage, so it’s best if you have a clear-out of the areas in your home that you use for storage. If you’re using it to store items like furniture for your new home, have a look for some furniture storage instead. These areas need to look organized and tidy.
Make Your Entryway Welcoming
Just like your front yard, your entrance-way has a strong first and last impression on any buyers. Make sure there is somewhere to hang coats and keep it organized. Always make sure there is somewhere to hang their coats when they have a look around your home.
Clear The Hallways
Regardless of whether you have open hallways or narrow, you need to make sure they are always kept clear. Remove all the visual clutter, including things like photos and artwork. Even more so, if you are dealing with a narrow corridor.
Make A Feature Of The Living Room
Your living room needs to always be orderly and free of any eyesores during a showing. This means you need to clear out stacks of magazines, edit your bookshelves, minimizing mismatch pillows and limit the accessories.
Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Your kitchen is one of the most important areas for any potential buyer. It is one of the most scrutinized areas of your home, this is because it’s often seen as the hub of the home. Make sure your counter-tops are clean and clear, try not to have any appliances showing, and ensure your pantry and cupboards are organized and everything has a place. People are going to go through your cupboards, you can’t get away from this. They need to be able to see themselves living there and know they have all the room that they need. If you’re leaving certain items like the fridge, freezer or cooker, make sure you highlight this when creating a listing.
Make Your Bathroom Beautiful
Your bathroom can make a massive difference to a house hunters’ decision. So, make sure yours is imperative and orderly. Make sure everything on your counter-tops is organized, put away your toothbrushes and makeup.
These seven easy steps should help you to declutter your home and make it ready for a sale. Are you thinking about selling your home? What are you doing to get it ready for the market? Please share some of your tips in the comments below.
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