Packing When Selling Your Home

When your home is on the market, you will be showing it to people who feel they may be interested in it. At this same time, you may also be packing in preparation for your move to your next home. It can be difficult to get the packing done that you need to, while not cluttering and messing up the home for those showings. This article will offer you some helpful ideas that you may want to keep in mind that can make this process easier.

Rent a storage unit offsite – You're going to find it extremely helpful to have an offsite storage unit that you can move your packed boxes to as you fill them. This will help you to do the packing you need in a way that keeps your house looking great when people want to come out and view it. You will also have a good place to take those gaudy pieces of furniture that you still love but know others may find less than attractive.

Pack one room at a time – You should start packing the fullest room in the house. This way, you will be helping the home to look less cluttered when it's shown, and you will be packing in an organized manner. Once you have packed everything you won't be needing while you are still in the house, you can move on to the next most-cluttered room.

Start with small items and decorative items – When you show your house, you don't want to have a lot of your personal knick-knacks and decorations cluttering surfaces. Therefore, packing them first will be a great place to start. You should also clean them off before you box them up, so they will be ready to put right up when you are unpacking everything in your new home.

Clean as you pack – Every time you pack up an area around your home, you want to immediately clean it. This may include dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping. If you do some of these things, such as dusting or vacuuming right before showing the house to someone, then you may stir up dust that can irritate their allergies and this won't help you to make a good first impression with regards to your home.

Following these tips while selling your home is going to help you to be prepared to show your home anytime the realtor calls you and tells you that they have someone who would like to see it immediately.