De-cluttering your home for a more successful sale and removal

De-cluttering your home for a more successful sale and removalWhen it comes to impressing prospective buyers for your home, it has become even more essential that your property stand out from what can be an extremely
saturated market. With this in mind, many people are using a technique called ‘house staging’ which involves making the house look very much on trend and
spacious, even if this is not exactly how the seller may have been living in the property. Of course you can go rather far down the line with this one; you
don’t have to buy new carpets or wallpaper, just tidy the place up and de-clutter the house so that it feels as spacious as possible. This will likely
strike a little fear in to your mind, as making the place feel spacious will often involve moving furniture around and getting things out of the house,
which may well require a self storage unit, as well as the hassle of getting a man and van involved, which is sometimes more stress than it is worth. There
are various answers to these issues, depending on how you want to go ahead with your particular move.

De-cluttering the house is pretty essential for any move, so why not do it before the property even goes on the market? Rounding up everything and chucking
stuff away can be quite difficult, as people become very attached to stuff that really is not relevant in their lives any more. You need to be tough with
yourself, and think of everything that you will really need in the new place; it’s not like moving house is going to mean that you suddenly use your
mountain bike a lot more, so think about selling stuff that you really don’t use! You can obviously auction things online if you feel that they are worth some cash, and then of course there is always the
jumble sale for smaller things. Look in to car boot sales as well as having a yard sale; some car boots are extremely popular, and will be a lot better for
getting rid of your stuff than others. For that which you can’t sell, be sure to give it to a charity shop or recycle it where you can.

Once you have rid yourself of as much that you can throw away, look in to how you are going to set up your house to make it look as attractive as possible
to potential buyers. You will find that making the place feel calm, spacious yet inviting is the best way to do this. No one is expecting to walk in to a
set from ‘world or interiors’ but you can do a lot with rearranging furniture and hiding clutter to
ensure that the rooms feel as large as they should do, whilst also being nice to live in. This process will likely involve getting rid of certain items,
whether furniture, or boxes full of things that need to be removed. You will want to avoid lugging it all to the self storage place, so why not look at
getting a mobile storage unit involved? These units are delivered to your home, and you can keep them on the drive. They are completely lockable and will
give you a great place to keep things whilst you need them out of the house. Be sure that the MSU does not get in the way of the buyer however,as some may
be immediately put off by the large box on the driveway!

Tricks To Experience A More Stress-Free Move

Coldwell Banker’s ‘Best Places to Live for Social Seekers’ lists Manhattan, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle as the top five places to live based on nightlife, entertainment and cultural experiences. Whether you are married and relocating for family and job responsibilities or single and looking for a city with a lively nightlife, moving can be a hassle. No matter the age bracket or social scene you find yourself in, here are four tricks that will help you have a stress-free move.

Time to Downsize

This is the perfect time to get rid of some extra baggage you’ve been carrying around with you. Eliminate things you haven’t used in a while, clothes that may not work in your new climate and stuff that just doesn’t make sense to take. If there are items you are unwilling to part with, use a self storage unit to store your things until you find a place for them. Storage facilities are great options if you haven’t found a permanent residence yet and are renting a furnished place until you get acclimated to the city.

Moving Your Pets to Your New Home

When moving to a new city, you want to make sure your pets will have everything they need. Remember to bring food, toys, medications and bedding along for the journey to your new city. Make sure they have all of their current shots and are wearing proper dog tags that identify them and have your new contact information visible.

Take Your Plants With You

You don’t have to leave your house plants when you move. Take them with you to spruce up your new digs. Contact a local nursery for some tips on the best way to transport them safely. One tip for a successful plant move is to secure the base of the plant’s pot by covering it completely with a plastic garbage bag and then tying it around the stem or stalk to secure it.

Research Your New City

The Internet is the perfect place to scope out your new city. You can find places to live, things to do, job opportunities, information on utilities and more. You can also see what others are saying about the area and find out what part of town you may want to live in that is close to the activities you like most.

Moving to a new city can be an exciting adventure and can provide you a great start to a brand new life of doing all of the things you love most.

Thanks to guest blogger Ashley White! Ashley is a blogger and self-described HGTV addict. She scours antique and resale shops for goodies to fill her family’s eclectic home in upstate New York.