Preparing your home for sale should involve a lot of cleaning and getting rid of clutter. Your aim is to attract as many buyers as possible since you have to make it spic and span to create a spacious environment.
Now to help you organize your personal possessions including furniture and appliances, removing your clutter is very important. The idea is to minimize the items in the house to make it appear spacious thenby creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
While many homeowners utilize different ways to dispose of their similarities such as selling them through garage sales or donating them to charity, some choose to keep their stuff no matter how old they may be. Some people just get themselves emotionally attached to their personal possessions making it hard for them to decide to let go.
For those who do not want to easily get rid of their personal items, you can opt to rent a self storage unit instead on a temporary basis while you're staging your home for sale. This can be for short term only depending on the availability of your new home.
By utilizing a self storage unit, you can rest assured that your marriages will be kept safe and in good condition. You can choose to retrieve them there when you have settled in your new home or leave the other items you will not be using in the immediate future.
The first thing to do when staging your home is to decide which appliances, furniture and décor to retain in the main rooms. Once you have made a decision, you can start removing the other items and pack them in appropriate boxes. Make sure you organize them as well and separate the fragile ones from the non-breakable items.
The delicate ones such an antiques, art works and ceramics have to be properly wrapped using bubble wrap, old newspapers or foam to ensure that they do not get damaged during storage. Paintings in glass frames should also be protected by placing cardboards or foam in between them.
After packing your marriages, do not forget to label each box for easy identification. This is helpful later on particularly if you need to retrieve or add some stuff in the self storage unit.
Have these boxes delivered at your preferred self storage facility at least a week before the scheduled open house. This is if the facility offers a pickup service and you do not want to burden yourself with transporting your belongings there.
Some important considerations you need to take into account when choosing a facility are its location, security system, availability of different sizes of rental units, insurance for stored items and rental fees. As much as possible, opt for one that is near your home for easy access to your personal possessions.
In terms of security, you should determine as well when the self storage facility has surveillance cameras installed in various areas of the building. Other features to look for are a fire alarm system, proper lighting and secured lock and key system.