Home Staging Tips- Where To Put Everything When Selling Your Home

Reblogger Gayle Barton, Forsyth County Real Estate
Real Estate Agent with BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Georgia Properties 157561

Gayle Barton – South Forsyth Real Estate, Cumming GA – (404)710-0204  

Home Stager, Kathy  Streib, Palm Beach County, FL shares her excellent ideas for what home sellers can to with all of the "stuff" they purge while preparing their home for the market. 

There is no such thing as being too clean or tidy when selling a home. Thinking about buying or selling Cumming GA real estate?  Call me today and I'll help you make that dream a reality.


Original content by Kathy Streib

Ok...I’ve edited my stuff...now what am I supposed to do with everything?


If you’re thinking of selling your home, everyone from your agent, neighbor, friend, relative, home stager and the UPS person has told you to get rid of stuff.

That’s really easy for us to say because we’re not the ones having to do it. home staging tips 

So many of my clients have asked me the same question…”Ok, genius want to tell me where I’m supposed to put everything?”  (They’re often smiling when they ask me this but not always!)

The first thing to do is get a plan and enlist everyone in the household to pitch in.

Once you’ve edited what you need, don’t need, will need at your new home but not now, then you have to decide where to put everything.


Offsite Storage

There are many self-storage solutions that offer temporary or month to month rentals.  Some 10’x20’ units may rent for under $200 per month.  And there are different sizes that will accommodate your belongings.  

Tips to remember:

Location is key, even in storage units. How much the fees are can depend upon where the facility is located and where your particular unit is.  For example, you could pay more for a first floor location.  

Consider a climate controlled unit.

If all you’re storing is outdoor furniture, you would not have to worry about climate control but that’s probably not the case. Climate controlled units are on the interior and can protect your belongings from dust, dirt and heat and humidity.

Look at it as an investment in getting your home sold.

Would you be willing to spend $200 to get your home sold?  Of course you would.

home staging tipsDonate

The best way to get into the mindset of editing what you have is to think about the people you’d be helping by donating your clothes, furniture, and other items.  

There are numerous organizations that will be more than happy to accept your donations. Here are just a few:

Faith Farm Ministries

AVDA (Aid for Victims of Domestic Abuse)

Habitat for Humanity

Sell It

There are Craigslist and eBay and you can make some extra cash for your move. You do need to do your due diligence first.  If you are not comfortable with this, you can take your items to stores who will sell it for you.

Early Gifts

One of my clients place what she didn’t want on her dining room table and throughout the room and invited her children and family over to take what they wanted. These were treasured items, such as crystal and other collectibles, that she’d been planning on passing down to her children.

Yard Sale

If your community permits these and if you want to organize it, consider a yard sale.

Your Garage (a last resort)

If what you have are a few boxes, and if you have room in the garage, you can stack some NEATLY in a corner.

Remember: Your MLS will state that your garage is a 2 or 3 car garage but your Buyers will need to be able to see it!

The Leftovers

There are still items that you’ll need while you’re living in your home and buyers understand that.  What you want to do is keep the principles of staging in mind...allow your buyers to see your space!

You can purchase bins and baskets that you can store under your sinks for personal items.

If you have a three or four bedroom home make sure your buyers can still see that.  This is marketable space and you don’t want your buyers to open the door and see floor to ceiling boxes.

If you’re not sure what can stay and what can go, call Room Service Home Staging and ask for our tailored-for-you Home Staging Consultation.


 Kathy Streib 

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John Pusa
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Gayle Barton These are very good home staging tips when selling a home.

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