Prepare Your House for a Sale

publication date: Apr 22, 2011
author/source: Guest article by Big Yellow

Prepare Your House for a Sale


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It really doesn’t take long to clean up your home when you’ve got an end goal in mind. If you are about to put your home on the market, then you should know that it becomes all the more important for you to make the space inviting. It’s a lot like presenting a blank canvas to a new family. Letting them see the potential for how they can make it their own – instead of getting distracted by what’s already there.

And when you are giving people the tour of your home, the last thing that you are going to want to do is make it look a lot smaller by failing to clear out any extra items.

Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in self storage. Since your bookcases are now empty, store them. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room’s purpose and plenty of room to move around. You don’t want buyers scratching their heads and saying, “What is this room used for?”.

What’s more, when you see those offers start coming in, you are going to thank yourself for taking the extra time to clean everything up

Moving day can be an exciting but daunting task. The key to making the move smoother is organisation. The more you do in advance of the move, the easier it will become. Before you move you will need to declutter your house thoroughly and think ahead. Some items of furniture or accessories may not be suitable for the style or fit in certain areas of your new house.

When packing make sure items from different rooms aren’t boxed together and are clearly labelled on both sides. Ensure you protect breakables by packing them in bubble wrap and labelling the box as ‘Fragile’. For smaller items you can keep them in the drawers of wardrobes and cabinets to make sure they stay in one place.

For all of your moving or storage needs, including storage boxes and bubble wrap visit Big Yellow, or come and visit in store. Packing and packaging material can be ordered in store or online at the Big Yellow Box Shop.

Guest article by Big Yellow
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