Are you thinking of moving or selling? You might want or need a change; perhaps there’s been a bereavement in the family. Whatever the reason, I outline in this post four very good reasons to declutter before selling your house.
1. Help your potential buyer to fall in love with your house
Your potential buyer is looking for a place that they can make their own. When they see pictures of your house or come round to view, they want to see the house itself. They want to see its potential and start thinking what they might do with the space. They don’t want your belongings and clutter getting in the way of their dreams!
And talking of space, your house will have more floor space and look so much bigger when it’s neat and tidy.
2. Quicker sale and better price?
A presentable house sells more quickly and at a better price. This is a great reason to declutter. In fact, I’d say that decluttering is an essential step towards making your house presentable to your potential buyer!
3. It will be easier to move
Some of us don’t move very much. That’s people in Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, amongst other places, according to the BBC. If this is you, that probably means you’ve accumulated a fair amount of stuff over the years, possibly more than the average person.
You’ll find it much easier to pack up your things and move when you’ve got a clean and tidy house. And remember, we’re not just talking about the main part of the house. If you’ve also decluttered under the stairs, the loft, rooms you don’t use much, the garden, the shed and the garage before moving, then there won’t be any surprises or shocks.
4. You’ll save money
Some of us move a lot but somehow forget to unpack boxes from the previous move. When you’ve decluttered, you won’t pay to move things you no longer want. You know, those things you never unpack or you end up throwing away when you’re in the new place.
These reasons to declutter before selling your house make good sense to me. Plan ahead and just contact us if you need professional help. We’d be pleased to help.