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Decluttering Your Home When Looking To Sell

Posted 27 October 2021 by Helen Christie

Decluttering is the cheapest and most time effective step in the home staging process if you’re looking to sell your home...

Estate agent Bidwells advises that with very little financial expenditure you will not only have a positive impact on the market appeal of the property that you are selling but you will also be taking steps towards packing, ready to move to your new home.

Ensuring that the home you are selling looks tidy, uncluttered, and easy to maintain will make it more appealing. Also, don’t forget that usually the first time your property is seen will be in photographs, or as a video. 

Look around your space - are there things stuffed under the beds, piled on top of wardrobes or surfaces? Do you have clothes thrown over chairs or in piles on the floor? 

Whether the clutter is down to lack of storage, bad habits or poorly utilised space, you want to get rid of it, and show potential buyers that your property will easily accommodate them and their current, or aspirational, lifestyle. 

Moving house is a great opportunity to take a more ruthless approach to tidying and organisation and potentially make money in the process. Whilst decluttering, consider which things can be packed in preparation for your new home, which can be used for staging your property, and which can be discarded. It’s also worth listing your unwanted furniture and possessions online, taking a pitch at a car boot sale or even holding a garage sale. Not only will you increase the saleability of your property by decluttering, but it could also be a great way of raising the funds to have it professionally staged or even for decorating your new home. 

 

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