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Tips For Staging Your Home Using Self Storage

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If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, you are going to want to sell it as quickly as possible and get your asking price.  Impressing potential buyers from the very beginning of the buying process should be your top priority. 

A seller needs to emphasize the strengths of their home and downplay the weaknesses.  

Decluttering your home is an important part of the home staging process.  Renting a self storage unit can give you the extra space you need to declutter your home.

WHAT IS HOME STAGING?

Home Staging is an effective sales technique that integrates decorating with marketing and creates a better experience for home buyers.  Home Staging is designed to showcase your home's best assets, impress buyers and sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.  

Home Staging includes decluttering, rearranging furniture, painting, and minor repairs.  You can stage your home yourself, hire a professional stager or talk to your real estate agent.  

WHY IS HOME STAGING IMPORTANT?

Potential buyers want to be able to walk into a home and be able to visualize living there.  Staging also gives the impression of a well-maintained home and makes the house look larger.  Remember, you only get one chance to make a great first impression.

WHY USE SELF STORAGE TO DECLUTTER?

When viewing a home, buyers can easily get distracted by personal items and clutter.  Draw their attention to the home’s strongest selling features and remove all the possible distractions.  Consider renting a self storage unit and removing extra furniture, family photos, and personal items.

By staging each room with just the basics, you allow people to mentally move in their own furniture and imagine how their stuff would look.

5 Home Staging Tips

  1. Declutter all closets and the entry way.  The entrance is the first room potential buyers will see so make it inviting.  Decluttering your closets can make them look larger.
  2. Depersonalize and reorganize bookcases.  Declutter the bookcases and ensure they are neat and tidy.
  3. Beware of pet odors and refrain from cooking strong smelling foods.
  4. Deep clean your home inside and out.  Many people overlook the outside and curb appeal is very important.  Pressure wash the house and driveway and make sure the grass is cut and the weeds are picked.
  5. Choose neutral colours.

5 Common Home Staging Mistakes

  1. Failing to depersonalize
  2. Too much furniture
  3. Keeping your surfaces cluttered
  4. Keeping knick knacks on display
  5. Ignoring the outside of the house

Store your excess furniture and knick knacks in a self storage unit.  A self storage unit is a great household storage solution to keep your personal belongings safe and secure until your house sells.  If you are using storage for the first time, it is important to protect your belongings while in storage.

When it comes to renting a self storage unit, consider what types of items you will be storing.   Do you need climate-controlled storage for sensitive items or do you need unheated storage?  At Riel Park RV & Self Storage we have both unheated and climate controlled indoor storage lockers.

We have space to store your items both large and small. Our unheated drive-up units are easily accessible and great for unloading/loading furniture, clothing or seasonal items. Our indoor storage units are clean and dry and offer the security of inside access. These units are perfect for temperature sensitive items like electronics or office equipment.

Our storage facility offers access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 365 days a year.  With unique gate code access, video surveillance, and mobile patrols you can have the peace of mind your items are safe and secure. If you feel you have too much stuff and not enough space, we have a place for your stuff no matter what your particular situation is.

We have storage solutions of various sizes and types.  Give one of our storage rental experts a call at 780-651-8056 to discuss your storage needs today.

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