Selling your home can seem like an overwhelming task. It can be a long process, and the first step is often getting your home ready for sale. Things like clean carpet, freshly painted walls, and uncluttered rooms can really help sell a home. Most potential home buyers aren’t looking for a “fixer upper” and are instead searching for a home that doesn’t require a lot of work—a home they can see themselves living in. Unfortunately, many potential buyers are easily distracted by a home’s décor and the current owner’s personal possessions. Oftentimes, special features of the home are overlooked or covered up with furniture and not highlighted. Features such as hardwood floors, fireplaces, and built-in bookcases can be important selling aspects. It is also beneficial to allow prospective buyers to see the sizes of the rooms and realize their potential. This can be difficult if the rooms are overcrowded with furniture or decorated with your personal belongings.

One of the simplest ways to showcase the size of the rooms in your home, as well as showcase any special features, is to pack away any non-essential items, reduce the amount of furniture in overcrowded rooms, and remove personal items such as family photos, keepsakes, etc. This way potential buyers can envision their belongings in the space and aren’t distracted by clutter or your personal decorating style. It’s also a great time to begin packing some moving boxes.

Items such as books, knick-knacks, and family photos can be carefully packed away and stored in a self-storage unit along with any non-essential kitchen items that may be covering up the kitchen counters. By removing items from kitchen counters, potential buyers are better able to see the available counter space—which is an important selling feature of most kitchens! An additional benefit of utilizing a self-storage unit while selling your home—instead of storing boxes in your basement or garage—is that you aren’t making these spaces appear cluttered or smaller to potential home buyers. You can also store any off-season clothing, shoes, coats, or other items that may be cluttering up your closets or cupboards. As many of us know, good closet and cabinet space is important to most home buyers.

You can also utilize your rented storage unit to hold any furniture or home accessories that may be hindering the traffic flow through the rooms, or simply making some rooms appear smaller. And don’t forget about any outdoor items or furniture that may make your yard or landscape seem crowded or untidy. If your yard is full of clutter, empty flower pots or planters, or worn out patio furniture, it may be a benefit to place these items in storage while showing your house. This way home buyers are more likely to focus on the land and the landscaping.

If you’re looking for a long-term or short-term self-storage facility in Lawton, Chickasha, Moore, Newcastle, or Duncan, Oklahoma, feel free to stop by any of our Storage ‘R’ Us locations and see what our self-storage solutions can do for you! One of our self-storage experts will be happy to recommend a self-storage unit that affords you the kind of storage you require.