In November I wrote a blog on preparing your home for sale.  It is very important to go through your home room by room and remove items that clutter the room.  Your comforts in day-to-day living, may not be the best presentation for selling your home.

How do you figure out what stays and what should go?  Start one room at a time.  Take away knick-knacks, personal photos, and bulky furniture that take up too much room.  If you are having difficulty with this, enlist the help of your REALTOR®.  They can help or they should have a resource or team member that can come over and help determine what stays and what goes.  One thing to remember is to not let it get personal.  The advice you are getting is advice to help you present your home in the best possible light and sell it at the best price in the shortest amount of time.

So what do you do if you don’t have any room to store furniture or boxes?  If you don’t have a place to store extra items that you want to save for your next house, one option is to rent a mobile storage unit.  Many companies will deliver a unit for you to load and store items in and then they will pick it up and store it until you are ready to move.  Here are a couple of companies that explain how this works:

The best part about removing clutter and extra furniture is that you have begun the long process of packing.  When you pack and store items you are not using, it makes your final pack and move that much easier.