1st March 2020
Moving house is supposedly one of the most stressful events in your life, alongside starting a new job or getting divorced. The first task is to sell your house – and there are a number of things you can do to help it sell faster. Quick Self Storage Peterborough can help you greatly by taking any unwanted or unused items off your hands while you prepare.
Declutter and pack up
Selling your house is a daunting and emotional task. If you’ve lived there a long time you have likely accumulated a lot of stuff. Your own items from growing up, your children’s toys and clothes they have outgrown, piles of books and a kitchen full of pyrex bowls and gadgets.
Not only do you need to pack everything up and move it to your new home, you have to allow complete strangers to walk through your home and comment on your personal items first.
The first thing you need to do is declutter the space around you. Pack up all of your belongings, keeping out only the items you need for the short-term. There are a number of benefits in decluttering to help sell your house.
- Removing all your personal items stops potential buyers from poking about and damaging them.
- As you remove clutter from the rooms you open up space, making your rooms seem larger and more appealing.
- You can start sorting items early on, getting rid of anything that is broken or no longer needed. This means you’ll have less to unpack and sort as you move into your new home.
- Depersonalising the space will not only help your house to sell, it will help you to feel less emotionally connected.
Move all of the items you want to keep into a self storage Peterborough unit. The flexible contracts mean you are not tied in for longer than you need, and you know all your stuff is safe and secure until you are ready to find it a new place in your new home.
Clean up and redecorate
It does sound a little strange to be repainting when you are about to move, but it can help your house sale if the rooms look freshly decorated and there’s less work for the new owner to do.
One of the easiest ways to do it is moving all your furniture out into self storage Peterborough for a few days while you whip through with the roller. That way you won’t be tripping over the sofa or splattering paint on the table.
Choose neutral colours. You may be a fan of vivid purple, but it’s a very personal taste. The aim is to make your house a showroom that allows the potential buyer to imagine their own belongings in the space.
Make sure you clean up the outside of your home as well. Kerb appeal is very important for making a good first impression, so freshen up the paint on the door, mow the lawn and put some pot plants by the door.
Think about the smell
You’ve probably heard that there’s nothing like the smell of fresh bread to make a house feel welcoming. Well, there’s nothing like the smell of dogs and cats to make a bad first impression.
If you’ve spent time and effort doing your house up, don’t forget to clean the carpets. That will help remove the smell of your canine family members. On the day of a prospective viewing open the windows to allow a fresh breeze through the house. If you can, leave the pets with friends while the viewing takes place.
Baking a loaf can’t hurt, but removing traces of your pets will help more.