What Closets Tell Buyers
Buyers make assumptions on the condition of a property by how organized/cluttered closets and storage areas are. Below are closet ideas that help sell a home.
- Master Bedroom Closets -The closets in the master bedroom often tell a story of the homeowners' lifestyle. If one closet is empty, it can signal a possible divorce. If necessary, borrow clothes from a friend so there are clothes in every closet. Bedroom closets that are cluttered and unorganized can send the message that there isn't enough storage. Take time to put away clothes that are out of season and weed out clothes that haven't been worn in awhile to give the closet a larger appearance.
- Foyer / Hall Closet - One of the first closets that a prospective buyer sees is in the foyer or front hallway. Empty out the closet so that only a few coats are hanging and put away and organize the hats, phone books and other items that are usually thrown into the foyer closet! Baskets work well here to organize small items like gloves, scarves and hats.
- Linen Closets - Big or small, make sure that all of the sheets and towels are folded and organized. If you have a large number of sheets and towels that aren't being used, consider packing them away, donating them or throwing away the oldest and most worn ones so that your linen closet appears to have more room.
- Storage Closets - Every home has a closet that is used to store items and often times these items get thrown in and rarely organized. If you have one of these closets or rooms, take some time to organize what is inside. If this closet is housing all of the items that you've packed away, make sure that there is room to see the size of the closet/room and if possible, that there is room to walk around. Always store items around the perimeter of a room and work your way in so a buyer can walk into the space.
Closets tell a lot about the care of your home, so take time to organize them before putting your home up for sale.