Most sellers understand the importance of staging prior to putting their home on the market – removing personal items, updating paint and fixtures and giving special attention to curb appeal. However, the first step in preparing your home for sale should be DECLUTTERING & ORGANIZING.
Potential buyers should be able to picture themselves, their style and their belongings in your home. Cluttered closets, over-stuffed rooms and piles of papers distract buyers and send negative messages about your home – lack of storage, small rooms, limited counter space.
403% — ROI for organizing and de-cluttering prior to listing a home for sale
(source: 2012 HomeGain Home Maximizer survey of realtors)
Professional Organizers are experts at guiding homeowners through the de-cluttering process. Our goal is to work with you to showcase your home in the best possible light while making sure you can still function comfortably in your home on a daily basis while it is on the market.
We will help you de-clutter, organize and “dress” all the areas of your home from bedrooms to basements and closets to kitchen cabinets while creating systems to help you stay organized and keep the clutter away. We will work with you to design organizing systems that you can transition to your new home allowing you to feel more settled and better organized right from the start.
Some professional organizers, like Creative Spaces Organizing, offer even broader services including:
- De-cluttering room by room and helping you determine what you should move and what you may want to let go of based on your needs and the overall space plan of your new home – why would you want to pay to move things you don’t want or need?
- Providing assistance with and resources for donating, disposing of, or selling of unwanted items.
- Providing assistance with and resources for contractors, real estate professionals, moving professionals, resellers and estate sale agents, interior designers and cleaning services
- Providing unpacking and move-in services so that your new home is organized and functioning smoothly right from the start