If you’re trying to sell your home, our Kamloops self storage makes home staging relatively painless. As you probably know, it’s easier to sell a home if it is cleared of your personal belongings and depending on the quality and era of furnishings you have, sometimes it’s best to update them with those provided by a staging company. Doing so helps a buyer imagine themselves living in your home, which is difficult to do if the home looks cluttered and/or dated. The objective of home staging is simple: clear the clutter and show your home’s maximum potential by furnishing it with modern, tasteful furnishings. According to the Real Estate Staging Association studies (PDF) staged homes spend 72% less time on the market.
Steps of Staging
- Move clutter to a Kamloops storage unit
Clear out anything that makes your home feel congested and small, including items stored in closets, bedrooms, spare rooms, the home office or anywhere else. You can use staging as the perfect motivation to finally box things up and move them to a self storage unit. An added benefit of doing so, is that you may not be moving these items to your new home once you do sell.
- Depersonalize your home
Your home will sell faster if it’s a clean canvas that allows potential buyers to imagine themselves in your home. This means boxing up family photos, books, magazines, decorative trinkets, cat and dog toys, and other personal items and move them into a self storage unit.
- Move furniture and furnishings to a storage unit
If you’re using a home staging service, or renting furniture to do your own staging, move your old furniture and furnishings to self storage. If you aren’t staging with rental furniture, then store any furniture or furnishings that takes up a lot of space and make your home feel smaller than it is. For example, if you have two lounge chairs and a couch in your living room. Consider moving one or both lounge chairs to storage if the room is crowded.
- Arrange furniture
Sparsely furnish rooms with just the basics. Many home staging companies choose smaller pieces of furniture rather than oversized pieces like big stuffed chairs and couches. Arrange furniture around focal points, such as a fireplace or window with a view. Remember to keep pathways within each room, and from room to room, clear. If buyers are bumping into furniture or forced to walk around obstacles, the room will feel much smaller.
- Add homey touches
Small homey touches like a vase of freshly cut flowers in the kitchen and living room, a coffee table book, and clean, folded towels in the bathroom, make the home more inviting.
- Increase curb appeal
Clean up the yard, cut the lawn and weed the garden. If your garden is looking shabby or plants are dying, consider planting a few low maintenance shrubs. If your home has a garage, garden or pool shed, consider cleaning them out. If you’re like many owners, you use your garage for storage. If it’s jammed with boxes, sporting equipment, tools and other equipment, consider moving them to your Kamloops self storage unit.
Kamloops Self Storage as a Value-Added Service for Home Staging Companies
If you are an interior decorator or private realtor that offers home staging services, you can offer a value-added self storage service to your clients. Rent a self storage unit in Kamloops as part of your home staging service costs.
Staging Your Home? Contact Us to Rent a Self Storage Unit in Kamloops!
Whether you’re a homeowner or staging company, Valleyview Mini Storage has numerous self storage unit sizes to suit your needs. Contact us to find the right size self storage unit for you.