Today is officially spring. It means nice weather is around the corner, and it’s the start to the housing market’s spring selling season. Homes look great with blooming flowers and lush, green grass in the front yard. So, if it’s time to move, the for-sale sign goes up now.
Not so fast, says the organizer. When you have a showing, people open your closets, your kitchen cabinets, and look under your bathroom sink. They are not nosey. They want to see how big your closets are and if their stuff will fit in those spaces. Are your closets ready for their debut?
If they find sheets crammed in the linen closets and dishes falling out of the cupboards, you may lose a sale. How can a buyer possibly fit her things into this space if you already have it stuffed like a turducken?
De-clutter before your put your house on the market. If you do, two things will happen:
1. Your closets will look bigger:
2. The potential buyer will picture her stuff in those spaces:
Want another reason to de-clutter? It will save you money. Hiring a moving van is costly, and it’s based on how much stuff you are moving. Why pay to haul that box from college you haven’t opened in 15 years or move sheets you don’t use?
Before the sale sign goes up, clean out. Buyers don’t want to see this: