10 Spaces to Declutter When Selling Your Home

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When preparing your home for sale, you need to focus on key areas to attract not only buyers, but the right buyers. Below are the main areas to declutter when selling.

  1. Closets: Many homeowners try to stuff their closets as full as they can. This is the wrong thing to do; closets should be open and spacious. To do this, make sure to clear the bottom of the closet and remove any unused hangers. Another great way to organize closets is to replace all hangers so they match.

  2. Kitchen cabinets: This is another very important space to organize and declutter. Make sure to keep kitchen cabinets organized to showcase the space available.

  3. Pantry; Easiest way to declutter pantries is to place all like items together, ie cereal boxes together, cleaning products . Throw away any expired items.

  4. Bathroom cabinets; Bathroom storage can make or break a sale; make sure to organize all drawers, cabinets and medicine cabinets. Try to remove everything off countertops for a clean look.

  5. Linen closet: No need to empty the linen closet, just organize and refold linens to showcase space.

  6. Showers/ bathtubs: Remove all personal items in the shower. When there are too many products, potential buyers start to think , did they get these products on sale? Does their hair smell good? Remove the distraction by placing them under the sink.

  7. Storage rooms: Just like pantries, the easiest way to declutter is by placing all like items together ie boxes, Christmas decor, snowboard and ski equipment.

  8. Garages : Garages can be used for storage when selling however place boxes and items off to the side to show how big the garage is and how many cars will fit there.

  9. Bookshelves : Although bookshelves typically don’t come with the home they are distracting. Best way to declutter shelving is to pack anything smaller than a baseball and reduce books

  10. Personal items: Homes need to have personality without being too personal. If you have a ton of family pictures around the home, try to remove them. Rule of thumb for pictures is: if the picture is large or recognizable, remove it, black and white pictures can stay. 

Thanks so much to Stephanie Lycka for writing up our guest blog post!
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