July 13th, 2021


If you have watched any amount of HGTV shows in your life, you should know a lot about home staging. But for those of you who are less familiar, home staging is the process of preparing your home to appeal to the highest number of potential buyers.

Because first impressions are everything when selling your house, home staging is very important.

Not sure where to start? There are the three action items we recommend you take to get your house ready for the Little Rock market. With the help of a few friends and some extra space, you could be getting your house ready to sell in no time!

#1: Declutter Every Room

Nobody wants to tour a house full of clutter. Not only is it an eyesore, but it makes navigating every room a struggle. That is why decluttering should be your first step in getting your house ready to sell.

Start by walking from room to room and deciding which items are necessary for each space. While you may often use the extra chairs in your living room or the exercise bike in your office, they do not add anything to the appeal of those rooms.

The key is to minimize unnecessary furnishings to make each room feel larger and more open. This is where renting a self-storage unit will really come in handy.

Just put your extra furnishings into storage unit while your house is on the market. Then, you can come back to get those items when you are ready to move into your new house.

#2: Remove Personal Items

It can be very difficult for potential buyers to envision their family living in your house if they see a constant reminder of your family everywhere they look. So, the next step in getting your house ready to sell is to remove any distracting personal touches.

Take down and box up any family photos, religious symbols, collectibles, paraphernalia, and knick-knacks. Then, rent a secure storage unit at any Modern Storage® location to stow your valuables until you move into a new house.

If you are having a hard time deciding what to remove, consider inviting a friend over for some help. Take a walk through your house together and let them point out anything you might have missed. It is easy to overlook items you are used to seeing every day!

#3: Complete Necessary Repairs

Finishing up any necessary home improvement projects is another important step in getting your house ready to sell. Applying a fresh coat of paint in your living room, fixing a leaky faucet in your bathroom, and patching that hole in your closet will ensure that buyers are not turned off by any easy-to-fix issues.

The last thing you want is for potential buyers to begin tallying up all the extra costs they could be sinking into the house if they decide to buy it. Any added expenses will deter buyers, impact the value of your house, and leave it on the market for far too long.

Once you take these three steps, you should be ready to schedule your first showing!

If you have any questions about getting started with self-storage, contact the experts here at Modern Storage®. We have three convenient locations in the Little Rock metro area, and we even offer a free moving truck to make your move seamless.

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