Home Staging Tip...What to Do with Your Extras When You Prepare Your Home for Sale.

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

A great tip for home sellers from Kathy.  This was something I didn't know existed:

 

Original content by Kathy Streib

Home Staging Tip...What to Do with Your Extras When You Prepare Your Home for Sale.

 

If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you’re probably home staging tipsasking yourself what are you supposed to do with all of the things you’ve been told to remove.

No doubt this is one of the first tasks you were given by your agent and home stager.

 

There are several things you can do but piling boxes and furniture in the spare bedroom or garage is not the answer.

Your buyers need to see the space. They need to not be distracted by boxes, bags, art, etc piled in a room.

 

Recently while on a neighborhood walk, I came across a relatively inexpensive solution...U-Haul U-Box Containers.

 

You can have the U-Box Containers delivered to your home then pack them yourselves. U-Haul will pick them up when you call them and store them in their warehouse or ship them to where you are moving.

 

uhaul u boxI spoke with Ursula, who was retrieving 5 containers from one of our neighbors who is moving out of state.

 

You can go to the website but roughly, each U-Box Container can hold up to 2000 pounds and has an internal dimension of 95”x56”x83.5”. Per the website, each U-Box Container can hold about 1 ½ rooms of household items.

 

 

Per Ursula, each container costs about $79.99 per month to rent.

 

 

So all of the books and artifacts that you’ve removed and packed up...all of the extra clothes that you had stuffed in your closets…all of the Christmas decorations that have been in a corner of your garage...all of the toys that aren’t being played with….the extra chair that was eating up space in your family room but will be needed in the new house...can be packed and stored by you.

 

You’ll want to make sure that you don’t leave them in your driveway once they’re packed. While there is a waterproof top on the container, it is not meant to be left outside for extended periods. (The neighbor I met had hers sitting in her driveway for a week. During that time it had rained and when she checked everything was dry.)

 

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Check out your local moving and storage companies and see what they have to offer. It is well worth the investment in getting your house sold so you can move on to your new home.  

 

 Kathy Streib 

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Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
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Finding things to do with your extra stuff is probably what I do best with her using it or decluttering.

Oct 01, 2018 11:17 PM #1
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope home sellers will read it too 

Oct 02, 2018 05:32 AM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Drives me batty ...or battier....when Sellers want to use the excuse..."they will understand we are moving"....oh not !

Oct 02, 2018 05:52 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Oct 02, 2018 07:02 AM #4
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Joan Cox
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Gabe, great choice for a reblog, and Kathy has a great tip for those homeowners with too much stuff, but no where to put it.

Oct 02, 2018 10:49 AM #5
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Gabe Kathy Streib always has wise advise to share, and well worth passing on to others.

Oct 02, 2018 03:07 PM #6
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Debbie Reynolds
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Most of us have too much stuff. I know I cleaned out 4 years ago when I moved and now I need to do it again.

Oct 02, 2018 07:10 PM #7
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Lisa Von Domek
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Gabe Sanders another great choice for a reblog.  I've had clients use PODS, I'll have to check to see if UHaul offers this service in my area as well.

Oct 02, 2018 07:35 PM #8
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Laura Cerrano
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Stop by my blog and see if you can’t get some ideas out of something in there. Love and light.

Oct 02, 2018 11:40 PM #9
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Laura Cerrano
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Lisa Von Domek This is the same thing with me. Stop by and see if my blog might give you some good ideas. I don’t know everything, but hopefully, I can help.

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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

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Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated!

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