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5 Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Home

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Getting ready to sell your home? Great! It’s time to prepare your property for the market, and Kangaroo Self Storage is here to help simplify the process. Here, we’re offering practical, tried-and-tested advice tailored for the everyday homeowner starting their selling journey. We’ve included everything, from making your home picture-perfect for viewers to early decluttering with the help of our straightforward, affordable self-storage.

Let’s make the process stress-free together with clear, straightforward tips and cost-effective storage options to support you!

1.      Early Decluttering: Starting the Process Well in Advance

Before you put your house on the market, it’s a great idea to declutter everything first to make your life easier and streamline the selling process. Start by going through each room and identifying items that you can get rid of or donate. Focus on the high-traffic areas first, such as your hallway, kitchen, and living area, and make them look super inviting to potential buyers.

Remember, you want to make sure you’re showing off the actual size of the property, so don’t let excess stuff make it look smaller than it is. Decluttering early on in your selling journey also gives you a bit of space to take a breath, get organised, and not become overwhelmed by your surroundings. It’s a win-win!

Young brunette woman packing donation, concept of charity.

2.      The Art of Home Staging

As all good estate agents and property managers will know, home staging is an art that combines design and marketing to make your place look irresistible to potential buyers. It’s a process where you carefully arrange furniture and decor to make your home appear welcoming to buyers. And let us be the ones to tell you it really works! When your home’s staged just right, it helps buyers envision themselves living there and can even drive up engagement. Plus, staged homes tend to sell faster and for higher prices.

3.      Utilising Our Self-Storage Units

This isn’t the time for us to be modest; our self-storage units for moving house are lifesavers! We offer secure and affordable storage, so you can store all your extra stuff for as long as you need to. From just a few items to entire rooms of furniture, we’ve got various-sized units to choose from, so you have an easily accessible central hub during the selling and moving process.

As well as our clean and secure units, we have an extensive range of other benefits and a long list of reasons our customers choose us. For example, if you need packing materials, we’ve got you covered with our Box Shop, supplying you with boxes, tape, and much more to get your items from your home to your storage unit in one piece. Oh, and don’t worry about your mail getting lost in the shuffle; Kangaroo offers mailbox rental, too! So, not only will you make your home look its best for potential buyers, but you can keep your belongings safe and accessible at the same time.

Kangaroo self storage unit with boxes inside

4.      Strategic Packing: Making Moving Out Efficient and Stress-Free

Packing can be a real pain, but if you do it right, it can save you a lot of stress down the line. Whether packing for self-storage or to move straight into your new home, we always recommend doing it room by room as this makes unpacking on the other end way easier.

Make sure to keep a list of everything you’ve packed as you’re going. This helps you keep track of everything and make sure nothing gets lost. Plus, when it’s time to unpack, you’ll know exactly where everything is.

And here’s a pro tip: start packing early! Trust us, waiting until the last minute will just make things way more stressful. If you give yourself plenty of time, you can pack a little bit at a time and avoid that last-minute rush.

5.      Leaving Room for Imagination: The Benefit of a Neutral Canvas

To really speed up the selling process and get the best value for your home, it’s important to leave room for imagination. While you may personally prefer a bold and exciting colour pallet, crazy patterns and vibrant hues can be offputting for potential buyers. Instead, there are many benefits of toning it down and going for a neutral canvas; let’s take a look:

  • Neutral tones allow prospective buyers to envision their life in your house, increasing the chances of them putting an offer in.
  • A neutral canvas draws attention to your home’s key selling points with minimal distractions from vibrant colours or patterns.
  • Creating a neutral canvas simplifies the selling process by showcasing your home authentically and effectively.

Overall, presenting a neutral canvas in your home gives potential buyers a blank slate. This encourages mental ownership and propels them to take actual ownership!

When it comes to preparing to sell your home, there’s a lot to consider, but Kangaroo is here to help. We provide household storage across Scotland and North West England in convenient, easy-to-access locations; find your nearest Kangaroo here:

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