When you’re selling your home in Lake City, your REALTOR® will most likely suggest that you clean, declutter and stage it to help sell it faster and for more money. Doing so will help, whether you’re primarily selling the land your home is on (and the house is just a bonus) or you’re selling a house on a neighborhood lot. But what’s the real scoop on decluttering your home to sell? This guide explains.
Decluttering your home means getting rid of everything that doesn’t contribute to making it a comfortable space that buyers will love. That may include furniture that interrupts natural walkways, knickknacks that collect dust on a shelf, or even documents and paperwork that you have to hang on to for personal reasons.
But when you declutter, what do you do with all the “stuff,” and how do you know whether you should get rid of something?
Experts suggest going through one room at a time to determine which items you haven’t used in the past six months. If there’s something you’ve been meaning to fix but haven’t, intended to give to someone else but haven’t, or intended to use but haven’t – and if it’s been six months since you made a plan for it (less if you’re really ruthless), it’s time to let it go. (Holiday decor and sentimental items aside, of course.)
So what do you do with everything? You have four options: You can keep it, donate it, sell it, or throw it in the trash. Use this guide to help you decide:
- Keep items that you genuinely will use in your new home. However, if you haven’t used them in six months, pack them away so you can take them to your new house.
- Donate items that you’ll probably never use, but only if they still have some life in them and aren’t likely to be worth much. Clothing often falls into this category.
- Sell items that you’ll probably never use that people are willing to buy. Electronics are typically high on the list, as are children’s toys.
- Trash items that you’ve been meaning to fix or upgrade, or that nobody else is likely to find value in.
Are You Buying a Home or Land for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
Check these out:
- Paved road frontage for sale in Columbia County
- Non-deed-restricted land for sale in Columbia County
- Wooded oak tree land for sale in Columbia County
- Land-for-land home combo in Lake City
- Waterfront residential in Lake City
- Waterfront land in Columbia County
- Bank-owned homes and foreclosure in Columbia County
- Short sales in Columbia County