Welcome back to Tidbit Tuesday where you’ll
get great tips to help you buy, sell or simply love your home. And today I want to talk to
you about three easy ways that you can stage your home without spending a dime. And who
doesn’t want to save some money? Selling your home can be expensive so you
may not have money in the budget for staging. But you don’t necessarily have to spend a
lot of money to get your house ready to list. Here are three easy ways, things that you
can do, to get your house ready without spending any money. So staging tip number 1: Declutter. Yes, we’ve
all heard it we all know how important it is and that’s because it works. So what you
want to do is, you want to walk through your home and anything that doesn’t have a designated
spot, have a designated place to be, it needs to go. So either box it away, sell it, donate
it, whatever – get it out of the house. Next you want to go through all of your closets,
you want to thin out all the clothes, you want to thin out all your linens in your linen
closet and you want to clean out any cupboards in the bathroom and in the kitchen. Buyers
do look inside all of those places so you want to make sure there is no excess clutter.
You’re going to be packing it up anyways so you may as well do it now. And staging tip number 2: Clean, clean, clean.
And when I say clean, I mean a thorough clean. Every single nook and cranny must be spotless.
And every single dust bunny must be gone. Now I’m talking the cupboards, on top of the
cupboards, the countertops, under the sinks, in the shed, even the furnace room. Everything
must be clean. Buyers can see passed a dated home if it’s clean because they at least know
that the home has been well maintained, even if the current sellers couldn’t afford to
put the money out for updates. And staging tip number 3: Furniture Placement.
So you want to go through every single room of your house and do a furniture audit, of
how it’s arranged in the room. You want to make sure that you have good flow so that
you’re not cutting off the natural traffic pattern of the room. Maybe you want to pull
out the couches from the wall and create a nice intimate sitting area in the middle of
the room. You should go through the bedrooms and make
sure the bed is the main focal point when you walk into that room. And lastly, you want to make sure that the
furniture is well balanced. And what that means is, you want to be sure that there aren’t
large or all the large pieces of furniture on one side of the room and all the light
pieces of furniture on the other. You want to make sure that they’re well blended, so
that the room is nicely balanced. So there you go – I just saved you some money.
You’ll have a clean, clutter-free home with great flow; how can a buyer not love that? I hope you enjoyed this week’s home staging
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