Realtors say buyers wont purchase a home they can’t see. The number 1 reason people buy is to gain a space advantage. If you are serious about selling your home, all clutter must go. Clean and clutter free surfaces, floors, closets, cupboards equal more space in the eyes of the potential buyers. If your home has too much furniture and your closets are crammed full, kitchen countertops are overflowing with appliances etc potential buyers simply can’t see your home.

Closets and pantries are particularly important spaces for many potential buyers. They should have 20-30% open space available to give the impression of spaciousness.

Start by assessing what you really need? Could you pack up those extra wine glasses? Do you really need fine china dinner service for 12 in your cupboards? You are going to be moving in the near future, so give yourself a headstart and begin packing up these surplus items.

Depending on the time of year, you may consider packing away all of your extreme season clothing, for example if you are listing in April, feel free to pack away your ski stuff, heavy jackets and sweaters, gloves scarves etc safe in the knowledge that you wont be needing it any time soon! The same holds if you are listing your home in November, all your summer dresses, shorts and tank tops may as well be packed up ready for moving!

Fill up your garage with unnecessary furniture and boxes, or if your budget permits, rent an off-site storage unit for the duration of the sale.

Don’t just declutter, DE-OWN it!

“Keep Calm & Get Organized”