This title may seem crazy. What could I possibly buy for fifty bucks that would make my home sell faster in this slower Denver real estate market? The answer is a bit of a paradox. You need to buy things that make it seem like you have less things! That’s right, buy items that will help you with storage and at least give the appearance of organization. That way, you become your own do-it-yourself home stager.
Do-It- Yourself Home Staging
There is no space that can’t become more beautiful with a touch of structure. Recently, I started following a dozen Instagram accounts dedicated to the art of organizing. And, make no mistake, this is an art form. I’m not alone either. Hundreds of thousands follow these accounts to enjoy imagining a tidier home. And that’s part of what you want your Buyers to do. Just imagine. Imagine living in your home, with that same clean, relaxing visage. You want to present your home in the best possible light when it comes to sell. And, de cluttering is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to do that. These products can help you simplify that process. Also, they will make it look good too!.
Shoe Storage For The Closet
You know where the clothes go in your closet. They go up on the hangers. Usually, they hang from the rod that’s already there. And your folded clothes are in your dresser. But where do your shoes live? If you don’t have a ready answer, you need one! A shoe rack shelf on the floor or a hanging storage rack are great shoe storage solutions. These are also perfect for storing other accessories. Making your closets look neat will help your home sell. In addition, that helps you get organized before your move. Instead of having a closet crammed with clutter, you’ll already have fewer items. Those are the items you want to take with you. Invest the time in organizing your closet. These simple, stack-able shelves from Target will instantly streamline your closet space!
Storage Jars For The Bath
Storage jars are not only to prevent loose cotton balls from adorning the countertops in your bathroom. They also provide a chic, impersonal accent to decorate countertop space. Keep them simple. If they are not opaque, make sure the inside them looks clean and organized. Even a set of four or five jars can look great. Hide the mess in jars! Don’t shy away from using kitchen and food storage jars for this. They are often a better price and very stylish. Check out this adorable set from Wayfair!
Kitchen Countertop Space Doubler
Nothing makes a kitchen look smaller, and less inviting than a crowded counter. Elevate your kitchen’s appearance with a countertop shelf. Adding another tier of surface area looks sophisticated and effortless. This Container Store shelf is cute, stackable, and can be used in your pantry and even inside cabinets as a space-saver.
Wire Steel Rack Shelving For Garage or Basement
Our garages and unfinished basements are where we put things that have no place to go. They are the square footage equivalent of a junk drawer. (You know the junk drawer, in your kitchen. It has matches, and rubber bands, pens, and 4 or 5 take out sauce packets). I know a shelf is hardly original as a storage solution, but you shouldn’t mess with the classics. These affordable, easy to assemble (and rolling!) shelves from Amazon will transform your extra storage space. Displaying items individually on shelves makes the space seem perfectly in order, an impression you certainly want to create.
It is time you harnessed the awesome power of the hook! Whether you are hanging up coats by the front door, aprons in the kitchen, keys in the mudroom, hooks are perfect.These farmhouse style wall mounted hooks from Pottery Barn come in a variety of colors to match any space. You can use them for almost anything and they look fantastic. For more inspiration, search “hooks” on The Container Stores website or Amazon. You’ll find countless styles of wall mounted coat racks for any budget. Note the endless possibilities and hook it up.
At the end of the day- less is less! These are tools to help you get organized, but chances are, you need to purge some items from your home. Use your upcoming move as an opportunity to donate unused items, or else you’ll just have to find a place for them in your new house! I If these items don’t quite get you there, watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix is a great place to start. Here’s to your Happy Home!
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