Your house is listed for sale, showings are scheduled regularly, and you’re struggling to keep your house in tip-top shape. You’re still trying to get organized and start packing for your move. It’s a common moving dilemma so many of us experience: how to stage your home for prospective buyers and pack for the move at the same time.
5 Tips to Stage Your Home
Here are a few tips to help you get your packing done while trying to sell and stage your home at the same time:
De-Clutter in Advance
Before you even list your home for sale, go through and get rid of everything that you’re not planning to pack up and move with you. The less you have in a room, the better. You want your home to appear as spacious and bright as possible. The best way to do that is by decluttering. It’s time to take Spring cleaning to an entirely different level.
Do Sweat the Small Stuff
One room at a time, start collecting the smaller items such as photo frames, souvenirs and other collectible items. Pack them up safely in a labelled box and place the box out of sight or in temporarily storage. When rooms are clean and bare, future homeowners have a better opportunity to envision their own items in your house. This increases the odds of a sale.
Plus, if you’re able to get a head start on packing up the smaller items, this will make the whole moving process so much smoother.
Look at your home with “buyer’s eyes”. Before you even put your home on the market, you may want to add a fresh coat of paint to scuffed walls, patch any holes, clean stained carpeting and accent with neutral colors to help create a themed look that has mass appeal.
Clear counters as much as possible, remove blankets from furniture, organize cabinets and closets and let in some light. Keeping your home bright will help it appear more spacious for those touring your home.
Keep it Clean
Packing for a move is a messy job. But do your best to keep surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets as clean as possible each day so it’s easier to do a quick wipe-down when showings are scheduled. It’s no secret that a well-polished house appeals to more buyers.
Move Out Early
Consider moving all your belongings to a temporary residence. This way staging remains intact and you’re free from the stress of ensuring everything is clean and organized all the time. Take advantage of Tiger Moving and Storage services and let us smooth out your moving stress for good.