If you are in the process of selling your home but you have small closets, do not assume that this is something the buyer will just have to accept outright. The truth is that while you might have put as much into your closet as you could to get the most out of it, this can actually look to another person as though the closet is actually smaller than it is. Keep reading for tips on selling your home, including making your closet look bigger.
Get Rid of Anything That Doesn’t Fit
When working on decluttering challenges, we like to start with the easiest steps. When it comes to closets, that means getting rid of clothing that does not fit or anything you have never worn. For example, do you have promotional t-shirts you will never wear? Do you have jeans that haven’t fit for a decade? If so, it is time to donate them or otherwise get rid of them. We recommend making quick decisions to avoid getting hung up on this easy step.
Keep Sentimental Items – Within Reason
It is true that our belongings, including our clothing, can have sentimental value. We do urge you to keep items that mean a lot to you, but remember that this is different than keeping every item that means something to you. Think about each item and what it reminds you of. Is it something you really need to be reminded of? Or even want to be reminded of?
Add Back Only Items You Use and Arrange Them Neatly
Once you have done the above, it is time to maximize the space you have with storage. You might find some storage solutions that are pre-built, or you might get creative. Try to find stylish options like bins covered in nice fabric that can go on the top rack of your closet to hold t-shirts and such. You can even get a rack for your shoes, or a large basket for them.
The idea when you are doing this is to give the potential buyer the idea that they can fit plenty of their belongings in the closet. Most people underestimate how much they really have to bring with them, so if you can get a decent amount of clothing cleverly arranged inside, it will make it look larger.
We Can Help You Sell Your Home
This is just one of many factors to consider when selling your home. The good news is that there is no reason to be in this by yourself. You can contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices now at (310) 373-0021 to request help from a professional that knows how to sell a home.