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Store It To Stage It

If you have put your home on the market or plan to do so soon, you have probably heard or read about the benefits of home staging. Statistics show that homes that are staged to showcase their most attractive and appealing features will sell more quickly and at a higher price than homes that have not been staged.

One of the first steps in staging a home is to clear the clutter from each room. There's a good chance some of what is cluttering your home can simply be donated or even thrown away. However, there may also be things you want to hold onto that need to be removed before you have an open house. Those are the things you pack up. Then, you have to decide where to put the boxes. An easy solution to that is to rent a storage unit.

If you're thinking you don't need an entire storage unit to store a few boxes of miscellaneous items, hang on, there's more stuff to be removed from your home. Potential buyers are looking for spacious rooms and ample storage. By removing some of the furniture from over-crowded rooms, your home will appear more spacious and be more appealing to buyers. You can add that excess furniture to your storage unit.

Potential buyers will look in your closets and cabinets. If they are overflowing with stuff, buyers will get the impression that there is not sufficient storage space in your home. Take out some of the items, box them up and put them in that storage unit which has now become an important tool in your home staging process. It has even become the start of your pending move as those items don’t need to be touched again until you are in your new home.

Renting a storage unit for the things you remove from your home, eliminates the stress of having to immediately decide what to keep or donate. After you have moved into your new home, you can decide what to do with the items you have stored. Depending on your specific situation, you may decide that you need to continue renting a storage unit for seldom used or seasonal items so your new home does not look and feel cramped.