Monday, October 3, 2011

Sell Your House The Frugal Way: Uncluttered

When you are showing your house you want buyers to be able to imagine themselves living there, while giving the impression of roominess.  This is the time to get a storage unit (temporary) to store furniture and accessories that don't fit into your staging.

Look at your rooms and decide which furnishings and accessories are necessary to show how the room can be used.  We are talking about the bare minimum, but not to the point of looking like a jail cell.

Accenting The Fireplace

Remove any personal items:  photos, handmade items that are not made to a professional level and personalized knick knacks.  Collections should be replaced with one or two decorative items.

When arranging your furniture avoid blocking traffic patterns.  Face couches and chairs to accent a positive aspect of the room, such as a fireplace.  Mr. Big Screen TV needs to be hidden or removed.    Even if you don't have an open plan home try to make the rooms appear very open.

Relaxed and Uncluttered

It can be hard when you have children and their assorted stuff.  Have designated spaces where they can store away their toys.  Toy chest, baskets with covers, and drawers under the bed can help hide kiddie clutter.

Think about how a bed and breakfast feels.  That's the impression you want your home to have.  Get tossing!

God bless,

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