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How Renting a Storage Unit Can Help You When Selling Your Home

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You know that for a quick home sale, you need to stage your house so it looks its best. But how can you make it look pristine when you don’t have a place to put your personal belongings? That’s where renting a storage facility can be a huge help. Here’s how:

Stashing personal items

Try to make your house look like a model home so buyers can picture their belongings in the rooms, not yours. That doesn’t mean you have to trash your kids’ baby pictures and your grandma’s antiques. Just pack them up and store them safely in a mini-storage unit until you’ve landed your new home.

Stowing extra furnishings

Buyers like to walk in and see lots of open space. The trick to making any room seem larger is to remove a few pieces of furniture. Bookcases, big arm chairs, that extra leaf in the dining room table—all can be moved to a storage facility to make every room in your house look more expansive.

Opening closet space

Buyers also look for a home with lots of storage. It’s hard to show off a house’s closets and pantries when they’re stuffed with Christmas decorations and extra linens. Transport whatever you don’t use on a daily basis to your storage unit so buyers can be impressed by your big, clean closets.

Planning your move

Taking items you don’t use every day to a storage facility is also an excellent way to get a head start on your move. Rather than cramming all your packing into one mad weekend, you’ll be able to spend plenty of time organizing your belongings, and when it’s time to move, you’ll have a whole unit full of nicely-labeled boxes waiting to be transported.

At Chelsea Mini Storage in New York, we’ve simplified the moving process for hundreds of families. We provide both storage and moving services in New York City. Contact us at (888) 549-4090 to see how we can help you sell your home.