3 Simple Decluttering Tips to Maximize Your Home Value
Updated: Jan 23, 2020
Looking for satisfying, simple ways to boost your home’s value?
If so, you may need to work on decluttering and organizing your home. A clean home tends to attract more buyers and you don’t need an expert to help you get things tidy.
Here are a few easy (and maybe even fun) ways you can clean up your home and possibly increase your home value.
1. Find More Stylish Storage, Even in a Smaller Home
If you live in a smaller home, one of the least fun aspects of decluttering is figuring out where to put all of your stuff. That task doesn’t have to be stressful if you use home-organizing tips from HomeAdvisor to hack storage out of even the most impossible areas of your home.
Have a few extra inches underneath your bed? Pick up some roll-away storage containers to create more storage room there. If you’re feeling creative, you can also use wooden milk crates to add shelving to walls, store books or fashion an ottoman with extra storage inside.
You can even hang collections from hooks on your walls or ceiling.
Really the storage possibilities are endless, so long as you maintain the overall style and aesthetic of your home. Plus, adding some creative storage options can help stage your home for potential buyers and boost your home’s appeal.
After all, you cannot simply toss things in closets when your home is on the market. Buyers will peek into those storage areas as well, so find alternatives to keep your home organized.
2. Remodel Your Home for Added Storage and Value
When you are looking to declutter your home to add value, your best bet is to look for projects that will provide that boost. For example, you could have your basement remodeled and finished to add more living space as well as added storage.
A total remodel can cost quite a bit, but you can DIY sheetrock and flooring to give this area the look of being finished and also make it easier to use your basement for storage. You can even add some shelving under your basement stairs or use stylish cubes to keep your belongings protected and organized.
Don’t have a basement? Check out these ideas for garage projects that can help your home look more polished and less cluttered to you, as well as potential buyers. A custom storage system can help your garage look more put together, while cleanliness is always a plus when it comes to maximizing the value of your home and property.
3. Rent a Storage Unit to Get Your Clutter Out of Sight
If your top concern for decluttering is to boost your home value and make it appeal to potential buyers, then you may just need to get some items out of your home temporarily. The best stagers know that less is more when it comes to attracting high dollar offers and interested buyers.
You should remove any extra pieces of furniture to help your home look more spacious and you also need to remove personal touches to help your buyers envision themselves in your home.
Since you are trying to keep storage areas, like your garage, attic, and basement, looking their best as well, you may need to store anything you do not use in staging outside of your home.
Renting storage is usually a good idea when you are trying to sell your home for the best value, so make sure you get a unit that is a good fit and price for you.
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Raising your home’s estimated value takes some effort on your part, but decluttering can always help move things along.
Buyers are always looking for a space that’s neat and organized. It helps them imagine their life in that property and also encourages them to put in a better offer on your home.
So, use the tips above to get rid of the clutter in your home, while staging it to sell for more and maybe even sell faster.
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