Putting a property on the market?

Decluttering can help you sell.

When it comes to selling a property there’s more advice out there than you can shake a USB stick at. From TV gurus like Phil Spencer and Sarah Beeny to reputable online resources such as Which? or Moneysavingexpert to the less visible (but likely no less useful) wisdom from various Estate Agency blogs down on page 27 of Google… there’s lots of people who can tell you the secret to selling your home.

There’s one thing that sits high in their lists too: decluttering. There’s a good reason why they all suggest it, because the are many benefits to a clean, tidy and uncluttered home if you’re trying to sell.

Fewer pieces of furniture will make rooms appear more spacious –  removing some of your furniture means your rooms will appear more spacious. That presents a much bigger appeal to prospective buyers.

A tidy home is more attractive – a home littered with empty KFC, McDonalds and pizza boxes, liberally spread out across a stinky looking sofa, with a pile of week old washing up in the sink is not going to be attractive as a clean tidy living room. A tidy up is not just about rubbish though. It could include some of your stuff, like books, CDs or

Defects are more visible – Property defects are a real turn-off for prospective buyers. If the place looks like a fortune needs spending on – unless they’re after a project – they’ll be far less likely to buy.  Decluttering means that you are more likely to have any easy jobs sorted (as well as have the space to sort them) before you put your property on the market.

Of course, you’ll need somewhere to keep that stuff – and that’s where we can help. A storage unit with us is a cheap, safe and secure way to keep your things safe whilst you sell your home. Visit our main page to find your nearest store, get a quote and book your space online, with no obligation.

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