I am sure many of you are more than aware about the fact that I am selling my house. Yes, my friends, I am consumed with house selling preparations for the last month. It’s all that’s ever on my mind because this girl is determined to get this little house sold! Anyway, the house is officially listed, like I mentioned previously. I am relieved that we have made it to this point even though the house does need a little bit more work. I am glad we have made huge strides, and to make it to this point where we have staged our home to sell, I am grateful! So, with that being said, I would love to share with you 5 things that I have learned when it comes to staging a home to sell. I hope you find them super helpful!
5 Tips for Staging a Home to Sell
First thing’s first– time to start packing. Buy some moving boxes and trash bags and go through the things in your house room-by-room, item-by-item. I am dead serious. Create and fill a bag for donations, trash and start filling moving boxes with the stuff you want to keep but don’t need while you’re selling, then put them in the attic or in storage. I know you may not be moving yet, but begin the process. It will not only make things easier when you actually do move, but it gets clutter and mess out of the way and helps open your house up. Less is more when you’re selling a house, for sure!
2. Don’t Keep it Personal.
While you’re doing your pre-selling purge, be sure to pack away most of your personal photos and items. When you list your home to sell, you want to market it as someone else’s house, and not yours. If potential buyers see a lot of photos and personal things around the house, they may have a hard time picturing themselves living there. No need to get rid of your family photos or items completely, just pack them away until you move.
Whatever items you do keep out, be sure to organize them and put them in their proper place. Toys belong in the toy bin and shoes belong in the closet with the shoes. Neatly stack your bath towels in the linen closet and show potential buyers that you care enough about this property to keep things clean and orderly.
4. Clean Every Day.
I know this part stinks, but it really helps keep things from getting overwhelming during the whole house selling process! I have found that making all beds as soon as we all get up keeps me from having to stress about it if a potential buyer comes at the last minute to tour the house. I also make sure to empty the dishwasher of clean dishes in the morning, fill it with dirty dishes throughout the day and run it at night. This keeps dishes out of the sink and really lowers stress levels.
5. Style Your House.
I have been telling my husband quite a bit lately that listing a house means that it really isn’t ours anymore. In fact, removing personal items, purging and packing items, organizing, etc– is all helpful things to showing the house in the best light. Also, styling your home in a way that is neutral, yet fun is a great way to get your house sold. Show them how much potential your house has by styling it in a way that allows it to be more open, hip and cozy. That means to add little stylish things like new throw pillows or buying some cheap decorative mirrors to open up a space. It doesn’t have to be expensive!
I found these CUTE Kleenex containers at Sam’s Club (a whole 12 pack. I am set!) that would be an inexpensive, practical and fun way to bring a little style to the house! I love how thin they are because that means they won’t be an eye sore and take up a lot of space.
Plus, I adore the patterns on all the containers. A perfect addition to whatever room I put it in! Tissues are always a thing around every home, why not make a style statement and grab some for your place?!
What do you do to help stage your home to sell? What do you think of the new Kleenex to Go containers? Let me know in the comments below!