Want to Sell Your Home Quickly? Here’s Ten Things You Need to Put Into Self-Storage ASAP!
Selling your home can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re concerned about lack of space. After all, when prospective buyers visit your property, they want to see plenty of room to put their prized possessions, not an over-crowded space that is full of clutter.
However, many home sellers tear their hair out when it comes to lack of space, fearful that their overflowing array of belongings will deter even the keenest buyer. Fortunately, there is a solution; and that’s to hire purpose-built space to keep your possessions, such as a self-storage unit.
As Piers Banfield, developer for Banner Homes says: ‘Storage is a big factor in people’s ability to see themselves in your home.” He reiterates that all home sellers should “think about hiring a ‘storage cabin’ (for) unnecessary furniture or clothes.”
Ten Items to Put Into a Self-Storage Unit When Selling Your Home
Shabby, outdated furniture.
Your favourite antique rocking chair may be a treasured family heirloom, but if it’s in bad condition, your potential buyers will simply see it as needless clutter. It’s time to pop it into storage, at least until you move into your new home.
If your bicycles are in outdoor storage.
For example, in the garage or shed, then this probably isn’t necessary. However, if you’re currently storing them in the house, they can really make narrow hallways appear narrower, and living rooms that much more untidy.
Stock from your business.
If you run a business from home, particularly if you sell products online, your spare room may be overwhelmed with stock and paperwork. If possible, clear the room entirely and display it as an extra bedroom. If this isn’t possible, move as much stock as possible into your self-storage unit, to help make the room appear larger.
If your garden furniture is filling up your garage or worse still, simply leaning against a wall in the garden, it’s imperative to move it out of sight and into storage; unless of course, it’s summer; in which case, you’ll want to display it in the garden to emphasise how pleasant it is to sit outside in the sun!
If you have wardrobes bulging with clothes, work out which ones you won’t be needing any time soon, place them in protective sheeting or a vacuum sealed bag, and move them temporarily into storage.
Large children’s toys.
If you have children, it’s likely that you’ll have plenty of toys; and some of them can be fairly large, particularly ride-on toys designed for the garden. Think about temporarily placing them in storage to free up some much needed space.
Coats, boots and winter-weather gear.
Winter coats are often exceptionally bulky, and if you haven’t got a porch, they’re difficult to store. If the weather is warm enough for you to get away with it, pop your winter gear in storage and make coat-hanging areas look instantly more spacious.
Home gym equipment.
It’s great that you want to stay fit, but most gym equipment takes up a lot of space, and makes even spacious rooms seem smaller. If you can bear to be parted from your workout equipment for a while, send it to your self-storage unit and enjoy the extra floor space.
Large pieces of furniture.
If you have a particularly huge sofa or king-sized bed, this can actually help to make your home appear smaller. To give your house the best chance of selling, pop bulky furniture in storage, and borrow or invest in some smaller replacement pieces to create the illusion of extra room.
Cheap storage boxes.
Ironically, cheap plastic storage boxes, although excellent for staying organised, only serve to emphasise that storage is limited in your property. Draw attention away from restricted space by concealing any items that highlight your storage issues!
Self-Storage in Glasgow: Here to Help You Sell Your Home
If you’re eager to sell your property and need storage space to create the illusion of extra room, simply get in touch with GTW today. We’ve got a wide range of storage solutions to suit your needs. Find out more by talking to the team on 0141 221 4727.