Staging FAQ’s- Palm Beach County -What Am I Supposed to Do With All of this Stuff?
Oh, sure, it’s easy for me to suggest to my clients that they edit what they have but then what are they supposed to do with everything?
That’s a good question and one that Sellers ask stagers and their agents.
So, where do you put everything?
1. If there are items that your adult children will want, you might consider passing them along now.
One of my clients placed all of her Lladro and silver on her dining room table and asked her children over. They were instructed to take what they wanted now. After that, she gave some to her friends, and then sold the rest on eBay.
2. Get the opinion of a professional.
I have no idea what that antique desk you have is worth, but there are antique consignment shops and other outlets that will give you some idea. If you have large pieces, take photos of them and take them in. Some will come out to your home to give you an estimate.
We have consignment shops and other businesses who will assist you in selling your items. Just know that each one is different and will charge you a fee. Also know that most will require that you arrange to get your pieces to them.
3. Faith Farm Ministries-Boynton Beach
This is a favorite place for not only donating items, but also for those who love to seek out those special finds that were previously owned by others. And, here’s what I love… they will come out and pick up your donation.
Faith Farm funds approximately 94% of its $11 million yearly budget through the work projects of the students. It is not just about tackling the addiction but also educating the students.
You may not want or need certain items anymore but trust me,, there are those out in Cyberspace who do. Why not let someone else enjoy your treasures and make some money as well?
5. Rent a storage facility.
It seems as if we have off-site storage facilities on every block in Palm Beach County. Each one will have different prices even if they are part of the same franchise. Keep in mind, most rent by the month.
* one note… please, no dumpsters in the driveways! Not the kind of curb appeal that will attract buyers.
6. Call in the Expert!
Even a pro knows when to call in the expert in their area. While I work to give my clients a plan of attack that they can carry out, often they need the assistance of an organizational expert. For Palm Beach County, I call Trudy Fellows, owner of Clear the Clutter.
Trudy will take care of everything for you, and that includes, organizing your move, selling your items on eBay for you, packing, unpacking, arranging for storage, holding an Estate Sale for you, and much more.
If you’ve been told to edit or “declutter” but just don’t know what to do with everything, consider the above options to help prepare your house for the market.