One of the first things a real estate agent will tell a homeowner to do when they want to sell their home is to declutter the space. Unless you live a minimalistic lifestyle, you probably have more stuff than you need. The following three tips will help you have more space for where you live and ensure the home looks nice to potential buyers when you’re ready to sell.
- Organize Your Closet
So you have a lot of stuff, and the only place to store it out of sight is in the closet. You’d be surprised at how much more of that stuff you can fit in if you have your closet organized with shelves, hooks, racks and other organizers. An average closet contains a lot of wasted space that would be better utilized with the right storage accessories.
- Buy Multipurpose Furniture
This tip is good for when you are buying new pieces to add to your home. Look for items that can do double-duty like storage ottomans or bench seats with storage underneath. Instead of buying a table for your kitchen, consider an island with cabinets or drawers for storage. While this tip is especially helpful for people who live in small homes, you can add extra space even in a larger home.
- Keep Only What You Use
Look around your house and see what items have been stored or placed on a shelf but not used. For instance, in the kitchen you may have small appliances that take up counter space. In the bedroom, your closets may be filled with clothing you never wear. Take inventory of your home, and if you never use it, sell it or give it away.
These three tips will make your life easier and your home more organized whether you are moving or staying. The idea is to have only what you use, organize everything and choose items that serve more than one purpose. If you have this mindset in place, you won’t have a lot of work to do when it comes time to sell your home. For additional ideas on how to improve the value of your home, feel free to contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home or determine the value of your existing property.
Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.
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