Home Staging Tips - How to Use Self Storage When Selling Your Property
Using Self Storage when selling your house
Selling your property and staging your home can be stressful. While it needs a lot of work on your part, you also know how important it is to give potential buyers the chance to visualize the true potential of the space. Staging allows them to see your home as their own and how their personal belongings (and lives) will fit right in.
In this article, we are going to take a look at how you can maximize your selling potential when staging your home and how using self-storage can help.
Get your home sparkling clean
From your front door to your ceiling fans, to your doorknobs and lamps, and light switches to your windowsills, first impressions matter. Show potential buyers that your property is well maintained by making sure that these areas are thoroughly cleaned and free from any hint of griminess. Clear the ceiling corners from cobwebs, the sink drain from any spots, and old appliances from stains.
Tidy up and declutter
Staging a home becomes much easier when you declutter. Now is the best time to look for some storage solutions for the things you probably still need but don't use every day. Highlight the different features of your home by removing seasonal clothes, children's toys, pet products, collections, and the pile of papers. Eliminate visual clutter and make your space look bigger to potential buyers.
Let the light in
Another trick that will make your house look spacious, pleasant, and inviting is to let the light in. Aside from turning on the lights, make sure to open your blinds or curtains as well during viewings. Keep it fresh by sprucing up your interiors with freshly washed beddings and added throw pillows. Add some plants in the bathroom, and arrange your dining room in such a way that it feels like you are hosting a special dinner for the family.
Repaint and repair
When you're staging your home, a little TLC goes a long way. Check out for scratches, holes, and tiny nicks and repair them. Remove any unsightly marks on the floor. If necessary, add a fresh coat of paint to cover up wear and tear. Don't slack off on these steps if you want to improve the value of your home and the appeal of your home.
Be careful when choosing a color, though. Keep it neutral as much as possible. Remember, you're attracting a wide audience so it's not about your taste anymore.
When self-storage comes in handy
Sometimes, removing certain pieces from your home is necessary to make it more appealing. Think of the second fridge in the kitchen, the old crib in the nursery, and the framed photos on walls. If you don't want to ask a friend to keep your stuff in their garage, your best bet is to start checking for storage facilities and their options.
Getting one of these storage units for rent can help you de-personalize your home so that potential buyers can imagine themselves like it's their own. Your main goal is to set your space up like a blank canvass where they can add their personal touches.
At Arco's, we offer a variety of storage solutions to meet your different needs. For your reference, here's a quick look at our self-storage size guide.
● 5x5 - At 25 square feet, this unit is comparable to an 8-foot walk-in closet, the perfect way to get that extra space for your storage boxes.
● 5x10 - At 50 square feet, this unit can hold a queen-sized bed, a dresser, a few chairs, and storage boxes.
● 8x10 - At 80 square feet, this unit is the ideal solution for storing a studio apartment or when you need to declutter your home.
● 10x10 - At 100 square feet, this unit can hold your entire office including the furniture, equipment, documents, and storage boxes.
● 10x15 - At 150 square feet, this unit gives you plenty of space for storing a 2-bedroom home.
● 10x20 - At 200 square feet, this unit is about the size of a 1-car garage and is commonly used when storing a 3-4 bedroom home.
Do you need extra space storage in South San Francisco, but you’re still not sure about which size unit you need? Our friendly facility managers will be happy to assist. Contact us today to get started.