Decluttering your home can help you sell your home faster and can increase your home’s value. Removing excess furniture is an easy way to increase your home’s salability. Several strategies are available to help make your house more appealing to potential buyers. These quick fixes can improve the value of your home and don’t cost much money.
We’ve all seen the house that is cluttered. The sight of it can negatively impact potential buyers as they tour your home.
These suggestions can improve your home’s salability by de-cluttering:
Begin with the view of your home from the street. Is there clutter in the yard or on the front porch?
The first impression of your home begins on the outside. If you de-clutter your front yard and doorstep area, you’re most likely helping potential buyers experience a more favorable impression of your house.
Continue with first impressions of your home’s interior. How does it look to you as you step inside your front door and enter the foyer, living room, or great room area?
- Can you see open spaces between furniture and the trim board?
- Have you tastefully hung a few art items on each wall?
- Look at the surfaces of the dining table, the entertainment center, end tables, cocktail table, and the kitchen countertops if they’re within your view. Removing some items will help the buyer see your space without getting distracted by everything you display if the furniture surfaces are overloaded.
Simplifying what your visitors see makes it easier to look beyond your items and see what your home offers.
Conduct the same examination of each room in the house. Look for too many items in a space.
- Notice if furniture pieces are scrunched in together to fit in a space. Re-arrange or move pieces of furniture if you can’t see wall space in every room between each piece of furniture.
- Remove excess personal items.
- Think of de-cluttering as making your home more attractive to people who might want to buy it.
Put away small items. A quick method to clear out the “small item” clutter is to grab a large laundry basket or cardboard box and walk through each room, removing items that don’t need to be there.
If you perform this activity periodically, you’ll find that surfaces won’t get cluttered as quickly as they used to.
Furthermore, this is an excellent technique once your home is up for sale. Before your home is shown, you can do a quick “sweep” of each room and improve the aesthetic of your home to potential buyers.
Improving your home’s salability means you’re helping potential buyers to see themselves living in the house. Too many of your items tend to hamper that vision. Consider whether you must display the personal items cluttering your living areas.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to improve the salability of your house, use a discerning eye to see if you have an excess of clutter. Ridding your yard and home of unnecessary items