Are you preparing to list your home for sale? If so, you want to make your home appealing to prospective buyers. If you are not ready to spend much money on professional home staging, consider some do-it-yourself staging suggestions you can try.

No matter where or when you are selling your home, there are some simple yet effective staging tips you can follow to help your home sell faster.

1. Prioritize Curb Appeal

The first thing most potential buyers will see when they look at an online listing or visit your home in person is the exterior, so making a solid first impression is essential.

You can do plenty of little things to maximize curb appeal on your property, starting with pulling weeds and ensuring your lawn is in good shape. Add seasonal potted plants and a wreath to your front door from there. Applying a fresh coat of paint to your front door can give it a noticeable boost in curb appeal.

2. Neutralize and Depersonalize

Buyers want to avoid walking into your home and seeing your family photos and other personal items all over the house. Instead, they want to see a neutral, depersonalized space that makes it easier to envision themselves living there.

With this in mind, removing personal items and decor as much as possible while staging your home is essential. This may mean replacing family photos with generic wall art and even painting over bold-colored walls with more neutral shades.

3. De-Clutter Closets and Cabinets

During home tours, it is common for potential buyers to explore cabinets, drawers, and closets to assess the available storage space. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to set aside time to de-clutter and organize these spaces as much as possible ahead of any showings.

Not only will this give a better sense of the amount of storage space your home has to offer, but it will also help you get rid of some unwanted items and make packing up before your move easier.

4. Optimize Room Layouts

Now is also an excellent time to reconsider the layouts and furniture placement of the various rooms in your home. While you’ve probably gotten used to seeing your furniture in the same place over the years, you might be surprised at what a difference a little rearranging can make as you prepare to list your home.

Optimizing your furniture arrangements can create the illusion of more space, especially in bedrooms and living rooms. Get creative here and see what works best in each space. Consider removing especially large furniture pieces from your home and putting them into a storage unit until you sell.

5. Consider a Storage Unit

When selling a house, renting a storage unit is a simple investment. Too much clutter can be a turnoff for potential buyers. So, as part of your staging process, gather your non-essential belongings and store them in storage. Your full-service mover probably offers short and long-term storage options. Here are some things you might want to store:

  • Collections
  • Keepsakes
  • Large furniture that takes up space
  • Garage items that are hard to tuck out of sight
  • Highly personalized decor pieces
  • Holiday items

Preparing for Your Next Move?

With creative staging and planning, you can make your home look and feel more appealing to potential buyers. As a result, your home can sell even faster.

When planning your move, a team of professional movers can make things a lot easier. Request a free quote today!