It sounds odd, doesn’t it? After all, it could take a long time to sell your home if you are selling it on the open property market. Why would you start packing so soon when it could be months before you make a successful sale?
In truth, you have to think about splitting your belongings in terms of what you need and use on a regular basis, and what you can do without. You see, when someone walks into a property with the idea of buying it, they will want to see how much space there is and how much potential the property has. The more desirable it is to them, the more they are likely to pay for it.
Therefore, the last thing they want to see is your clutter and belongings all around the place. These are the things you can start to pack away before you even get your property valued. You can either store them neatly boxed away in cupboards or the garage if you have one, or you can store them elsewhere. However, you should bear in mind this is an excellent time to de-clutter and get rid of all manner of rubbish anyway, so you have less stuff to move when the time comes.
Do you really need that pile of magazines? Is there a place in your new home for that pile of junk under the stairs?
While this might seem to be an unusual place to start, the more appealing you can make your home the easier it will be to sell it. However, it can be a real challenge to find a way to de-clutter and get rid of some of the things you own. To make it easier, go from room to room and focus on a specific area at a time. Ask yourself how you can make each area look bigger and more appealing to someone who is viewing the property. For example, think clear surfaces in the kitchen and lots of floor space in other rooms. If it helps, start with a small room or one that has the least amount of clutter to clear.
In short, packing well ahead of time is the smart way to do things. When you opt for this route you can ensure you are ready for viewings, not to mention finding the actual task of packing much easier when the time comes. Any method you can use to make selling your home easier has to be worth a try, doesn’t it?