When your house is on the market you should expect potential buyers to comb through every part of your property, especially storage in the kitchen—a key consideration when it comes to the heart of the home. This means your cabinets will be under scrutiny. Before your home hits the market consider these two important things to toss from your cabinets to showcase precious storage space.
Mismatched puzzles of plastics
If you have cabinets filled with plastic food storage containers now is the time to declutter. Sift through your assortment and recycle any that are missing lids or no longer fit together properly after lots of cycles through the microwave or dishwasher. Store the remainder in your pantry. Similarly, if you’ve got a mishmash of specialty plastic cups, such as souvenirs from road trips, collectibles from sports teams, and plastic cups from visits to fast food joints, thin-out your collection and tuck the remainder away while your home is on the market.
If you have glass cabinet doors or open shelves, display your highest quality items. If possible, stick with one color scheme to keep things from feeling busy, or overwhelming.
If you’ve got dry food items stored in the same cabinets as your dishes things can look messy. So here’s a solution. Consider emptying larger boxes of food and goodies, like cereals and cookies, into clear containers with labels. The uniformity of the containers will make your cabinets look more organized. You can also tap into your creativity with the labels you use—perhaps a design or color that jives with the theme of your kitchen and home. For a cohesive look throughout your kitchen use the same kind of storage containers in the pantry, too.