Packing is one of the worst parts about moving, but it’s a lot harder if you’re trying to pack and stage your home at the same time! There’s a lot of sorting through old belongings and big boxes when it comes to packing. When you’re staging your home you’re supposed to have it in the best, most attractive state possible. These tasks seem to contradict one another, but it can be done!
We’ve come up with a 4 step list to show you how it’s done:
Packing and Staging Your Home Like a Pro
- Declutter as much as possible: Before listing your home, make sure to do a declutter sweep in every room of the house. When going through every drawer, nook, or cranny remember one simple rule: if you haven’t used or worn it in six months to a year, you can live without it. Ramsey’s assists their clients with all junk removal! Not only does decluttering make the house look more attractive, but it’s also the first step to staging your home.
- Start with what you don’t need: Pack the things you don’t need out when staging a home. This includes seasonal items, kids toys, and some kitchen appliances/tools. It can also help to pack personal items like family pictures, and specific artwork. This allows for prospective buyers to imagine their own belongings in the house. The less you have around, the larger the space will appear.
- Leave out staging pieces: This is a great way to inexpensively stage your home. Leaving out throw pillows, blankets, candles, area rugs, lamps, towels, mirrors and select artwork will make the house more inviting and fancy. Choose items that are neutral, work well with your homes color scheme, this will attract a larger audience. Lighting a candle will make the house smell good and more inviting,
- Utilize self storage: At this point you’ve decluttered and packed things away into boxes. Your next struggle is probably finding a place to store all of the boxes. Consider using a close-to-home storage unit. Renting a unit larger than you need will allow you some room to organize and sort through boxes. If you’re looking for a storage unit, Ramsey’s Moving System has their own options!
Contact Ramsey’s Moving Systems
If you’re struggling with packing and staging your home, Ramsey’s Moving System is here to help with all moves, including senior moving and long distance moves. Our team always makes sure to put customers needs and safety first to guarantee the best move.
Contact us today for more information on your move!