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Home Staging: Decreasing Clutter May Increase Your Sale Price






Does your home create a feeling of warmth and peace and coziness, or does the world seem to stop as soon as you enter, making you feel uneasy, as you step over shoes, toys and more. For many homeowners, decluttering equals Staging. The truth is, even though decluttering is a very important step in successfully selling a home, the fact is that decluttering is only the first of many steps, in the Home Staging Process.

According to a 2011 HomeGain's Report, cleaning and decluttering are the number one best ROI when selling s home. So, where do you start with removing the excess and putting away the treasures?

First, let me say that no one wants a home stripped of character or decor. There is a tender balance in creating a home that is clean and sparkling, yet bold and full of character. This is where a Professional Home Stager can assist you. But, what you the homeowner can do right now is also an important step. Allow buyers to see the beauty of your home and not your items that you personally treasure. Putting away cherished items is only temporary, and will be brought to life again in your new home.

From excess appliances on the kitchen counter, to personal items on bathroom sinks, to the toys in little Johnny's room that just would fit in his toy box anymore, are all signs that clutter is present. Closets need to be streamlined and simplified along with all cabinets and drawers. Basements and garages are the worst areas for clutter and unsightly storage. If you have more than your home storage areas can bare, consider getting a temporary storage unit or a portable pod to store the excess items in while selling your home. Truth is the longer you have lived in a home, the more items you have probably collected over the years.

Selling your home is a huge responsibility, but it can also be one of the most profitable experiences as well, providing you give your home the necessary ingredients to be successful. Show buyers the value in purchasing your home. Show them the reason you originally feel in love with that home and make that dream come alive again, for the next family that dreams of starting a life there.



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Patricia Marie Kelly, Marie Kelly Unlimited
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