Tips For Staging Your Home (With Help From Furniture Movers)

November 10, 2017

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More than 63% of adults have moved to a new community at least once in their lives, and most people know that selling a home can be quite stressful. Even just listing your home and waiting for offers to roll in can be nerve-wracking. However, there are some tricks of the trade to increase your chances of a fast, attractive offer on your home. One of those tricks is staging your home. Statistically speaking, staged homes typically fetch higher prices and will allow buyers to picture themselves living in your house. Whether you work with a professional stager or decide to go the DIY route and hire furniture moving services to help with the heavy lifting, here are a few tips you should know when preparing your home.

  • Remove valuables now: Even though you aren't packing up your belongings quite yet, you should still take care to remove your valuables. If you're holding an open house, you never know who could come through. Jewelry, fragile antiques, and sentimental items should be moved out and stored elsewhere for the time being. More than likely, these personal items won't help sell your home anyway.

  • Label items accordingly: If you'll be at home when your furniture moving services arrive, you may think you can get away with not labeling items. But you can't be everywhere at once. You probably will want to keep a good portion of furniture on the premises when selling your home. Although you don't want rooms to look cluttered, well-placed furniture pieces can allow them to envision themselves living on the property. If you're keeping just a few items, you can put them into the bathtubs in your home and put up a "do not move" sign on the shower curtain. But if you plan to store about half and keep the other half at the house, affix non-destructive labels that will tell your movers what needs to go where.

  • Clean thoroughly: Cleanliness matters just as much as the amount of moving help you have. After all, a well-staged home won't sell if it's dingy. Have the rugs cleaned (or replaced, if necessary) and consider hiring professional cleaners to assist you during this time. After all, you probably have more than enough to worry about! Potential buyers will definitely take note of dirt and grime, so make sure there's nothing for them to see.

  • Work with a moving and storage company: Even if you're just getting into the staging process, you'll eventually need more than just furniture moving services. Hiring a moving and storage service can help you during this in-between period. Companies like these can store your furniture and other belongings until you're ready to have them moved to your new home. Plus, if you've already established a great relationship with your movers beforehand, it'll be easier to get your move scheduled -- and you'll have peace of mind in knowing you've hired an excellent company.

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