DIY Tips For Home Staging
Selling your house is a huge step and you naturally want it to be sold quickly and for the best price possible. While selling can be quite stressful for you, it can be equally so for people trying to find their new home. Buyers want to see where their own possessions might fit and what it would feel like to make your house their home. A house that is clear and neutral allows a potential purchaser to visualise themselves living there.
One process that will help you with this is “staging”.
Home staging uses certain decor and design techniques to make your house more appealing to potential clients. You might want to ask the services of a professional but if you’re on a tight budget you can DIY. Read on and you’ll learn some valuable tips to make this process less daunting.
Maximize your storage space at home.
Two things buyers tend to want are a lot of space and storage, so your first aim should be to maximize the appearance of these in your home. If you’re in the early stages of preparing your house for sale, the best thing you can do right now is start decluttering and depersonalising.
This is the time to be ruthless with your possessions…are you taking them with you, donating or throwing out? Assign the personal belongings you’ve accumulated over the years to one of these groups and stick with that decision.
These rooms in your house definitely need to be clutter free:
- Kitchen: countertops and fridges need to be completely clear
- Bathrooms: remove toiletry items, toothbrushes and waste baskets
- Laundry: baskets, ironing boards and cleaning products need to be out of view
- Playroom: pack up those toys so the room is multi-purpose; perhaps office space
Remove excess furniture
Pack away large pieces of furniture, excess chairs, and small tables and keep the basics out so buyers can see what fits in the room. The tip with furniture is not to leave a completely empty room giving buyers no point of reference. Staging rooms with furniture helps establish the room’s purpose and helps a buyer visualize how they can arrange their own furniture.
All the work involved with staging comes with a few additional benefits:
- It will help you get a head start on packing
- You’ll remember when your home was new and organised
- You can restore order to your home without the clutter and keep everything that’s important to you
Let PODS help take the stress out of staging your home with a secure storage container. Visit our Home Staging page for more valuable information.