Closet Makeover Tips

Home Stager with Staging Matters, RESA, HSR


Closet Makeover Tips from North Texas Stager


by Debra Rosser of Staging Matters

It is very likely that serious buyers will look in closets and open cabinet doors. The closets that look organized, clean and spacious make a great impression. Here are 6 things you should do to get a closet ready for viewers.

1. Remove about 1/2 of the clothes. If the closet is packed with clothes a buyer may think there isn't enough storage. Pack up clothes you don't need and get them to out of sight.

2. Clear the floors. The floor of your closet should be empty. Get things off the floor and then vacuum the carpet in the closet.

3. If possible use only one type of hanger. You can pick flocked, plastic, wood or wire but if you only use one kind it will add to the organized feel.

4. Get all dirty clothes out of sight. This isn't the time for people to see your dirty....socks. Get a basket with a lid and keep your hamper covered.

5. Keep the closet smelling fresh. Do laundry more frequently so dirty clothes don't give the closet a "smell". Add a box of baking soda to absorb odors, add some kind of room deodorizer and air out your closets.

6. Use baskets to store things on shelves and remember that the shelves shouldn't look "stuffed". Be sure about 1/3 of the shelves are empty.

Closets can convey to a buyer that a home is well maintained and cared for; that the owners are organized and therefore have probably taken care of the house. Getting the closets in order puts you closer to a sale and will make packing easier in the end.

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Debra Rosser is the President and Creative Director of Staging Matters.  Staging Matters is a full service home staging company located in North Texas and serving the communities surrounding Flower Mound.  Home Stagers help their clients make money. 

Comments (5)

Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

OK Debra, I promise to get the old suits out of my closet that I will never wear again!

May 25, 2010 05:52 AM
Debra Rosser
Staging Matters, RESA, HSR - Flower Mound, TX
Home Staging/Redesign North Texas/Flower Mound,469-322-9113

Always a good idea.  Because I must follow my own advice; I will never move!!!

Thanks for the comment.

May 25, 2010 06:05 AM
Jason Rose
123 ConEd LLC -- Michigan real estate continuing education - Farmington Hills, MI

Welcome to ActiveRain, Debra, and congratulations on your first post! This is a great place with lots of knowledgeable people who share tons of helpful information.  I hope you'll enjoy this great website as much as I do.

-- Jason

May 26, 2010 06:54 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

It is hard to follow our own advice, isnt it?  If I ever had to sell I would have WAY too much to do after 16 years on my home.

May 26, 2010 09:07 AM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Debra, Welcome to Active Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success!

Jun 05, 2010 10:45 AM