Decluttering: The First Step in Home Staging
When buyers see photographs of a cluttered house, they don’t see the great property underneath — they just see the stuff. That’s why it’s so important that sellers declutter before putting their home on the market. The same property can look small and cramped or clean and spacious depending on the amount of clutter in the home. Clutter-free homes are also easier to stage. Instead of using staging tricks to hide your stuff, you can proudly show off your home knowing that buyers will see everything it has to offer. If you’re hiring a home stager, you’ll want to declutter the house first so you’re not paying a professional to sort through your stuff. This may seem overwhelming, especially if you’ve lived in the home for years. However, with time and dedication, anyone can achieve the clutter-free home that buyers want. Here’s where to start.