Declutter to Prepare Your Home for Sale

One of the most effective (and least costly) tips to follow when preparing to list your home is to remove the clutter! I know, after 10, 20 or 30 years in a home you’ve accumulated a lot of stuff. But potential buyers want to envision THEIR stuff in the home, plus removing the clutter will open up and brighten the space. Where to begin? Two very important locations are the kitchen and the closets. Remove all clutter from the kitchen counter tops, clean out that junk drawer, straighten out your cabinets. Remove the magnets and artwork on the refrigerator. A good rule of thumb — Keep It Simple! Most buyers will look in your cabinets and closets to see how much storage space is available. Now is a good time to clean out old clothes, donate items, store out-of-season clothes. Closets should be neatly organized and should never be used to “hide” the clutter you’re trying to remove from living spaces. Not only will it prepare your home for showings, it will also help you down the road when it’s time to move. Too much stuff and not enough space? We can help! Nothnagle offers temporary storage services at a discount to our clients. Check out our list of partners in our ClientPerks/Home Services division.

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