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Storage Tips When Selling Your House

Time to pack up those personal items and put them into a self-storage locker.

Declutter your home and stage it to appeal to potential buyers.

It's easy to think your home decor looks the best, and that may be the case, but when it comes to selling your house, be mindful of how potential buyers might view your home. 

Having your personal touch where you live makes it feel like home. As buyers visit to see if it will work for them, they want to be able to imagine their belongings in it. The best way to help them visualize your home as their new home is to declutter the house and stage it as simply as you can. 

Things To Consider When Selling

When we want to make our homes feel less cluttered, our go-to is to shove things in storage spaces such as cabinets, closets, and under the stairs. When listing your house, keep in mind that potential buyers look in every nook and cranny of a place. As crazy as it sounds, avoid using these typical storage spaces to store your items. Instead, consider renting a storage unit

Items To Put In Storage While Selling

Remove all photos. Everyone is proud of their family, but removing them for showings will help buyers picture the house as theirs. Suppose you anticipate your photos being in storage for a long time. In that case, you might want to consider a temperature-controlled storage unit, as the temperature changes can often ruin photos. 

The kitchen is one of the most prominent selling features of a home. Take the time to remove everything off the counters, such as appliances. If you have many high-value devices, it is best to ask about the storage facility's security before committing to a self-storage locker.

Personal Trinkets Need To Go Into Storage

Whether from travel or gifts, we accumulate very personal trinkets throughout the years — these keepsakes are perfectly safe in a secure public storage unit. If you have a big enough yard, you can consider renting a mobile storage container to store your items while your house is on the market. At National Storage, our Storabox option also allows you to move your items without being rushed at the end. However, if having a storage container on your property makes your yard look cluttered, it may not be the best option, and you would want to go with a storage facility near you.

Don't forget about the toys. As much as you love having toys for your kids and pets, it's best not to have a bunch of them scattered all over the house. Keep a basket with toys that can quickly become portable to keep the kid(s) and pets entertained for your sanity. 

National Storage is a family-owned and operated business, and they understand the challenges with moving. Contact us today to get expert advice on storage while selling your house. 

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