Yes, you heard us right. When getting ready to put a Ventura home on the market, sellers scrub the kitchens, deep clean the carpets and drapes, get rid of clutter and rearrange the furniture to show off the best features and spaciousness of each room. But, they tend to forget to stage their closets.
Believe it or not, buyers look everywhere...and we do mean EVERYWHERE, when considering buying a Ventura home. This includes opening up cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom, looking through the pantry and peering into the closets. They want to view every inch of the property they are considering plunking their hard-earned cash down on. That means that it may be time for a bit of a makeover when it comes to the inside of your closets.
This is the perfect time to get rid of old clothes, shoes, jackets and accessories that don't fit or just aren't worn much anymore. Consider holding a yard sale. You may even be able to make a little cash there. Whatever doesn't sell can be given away to family, friends or local Ventura area charities, such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Charities are always in need of these items. Donations are also tax deductible (a good thing to keep in mind, come tax time).
Once you've gotten rid of the excess, the actual staging can begin. Organize your clothing into groups: shirts, pants, dresses, etc. In each of these groups, place similarly colored items together. This is much more visually pleasing. Add a shoe rack to keep your shoes neat and tidy. Smaller items can be placed in bins or even labeled shoe boxes. Put smaller luggage inside larger luggage to help save space. If possible, consider adding some shelving or even have a custom closet organizer installed. If you can't afford a professional, visit your local home improvement store for ideas.
The whole point of staging your closets is to show them off to their maximum potential. Walk-in closets can especially benefit from a bit of staging. These same principals can be used when it comes to organizing your pantry and/or kitchen cabinets. When selling your Ventura home, don't forget to stage your closets!