Declutter Your Garage to Sell Your Home Faster
If you want to sell your home faster, without having to lower your asking price to entice buyers, then it is recommended that you get rid of any clutter. Having too much stuff in your house can negatively impact the perception of buyers; making them unwilling to meet the asking price.
Furthermore, if you stuff all your extra stuff in the garage, your home decluttering efforts will be in vain.
A cluttered garage has the same negative impact on buyer perception as a cluttered house. This is why you need to ensure that the decluttering process extends to this important space on the property as well.
Read on to learn more about why you need to declutter your home’s garage to improve the chances of selling the property faster.
Negative Effects Of A Cluttered Garage
If you stuff your garage full, selling your house might become somewhat of a challenge due to the following reasons.
The Garage Might Appear To Be Smaller
A cluttered garage is bound to look much smaller than it actually is. On the other hand, organizing the space will have the opposite effect of making it look larger than it really is.
Buyers Might Question The State Of Your Home
If buyers, while going through the property, discover a cluttered garage they are likely to start wondering whether there is anything else that is amiss in and around the property. To sell your house faster, you need to build the buyer’s confidence. If they have any doubts, it unlikely that they will be willing to meet your asking price; or finalize the purchase without requesting additional inspections and walkthroughs.
It Might Cause Buyers To Think That The House Is Small
Storing too much stuff in the garage might cause buyers to think that the house is smaller than it actually is. Suddenly, all the plans they had about creating their very own personal space by adding all their stuff might start to disappear, and with it, diminish your chances of selling the property faster.
How To Get Rid Of The Clutter
To avoid the above situations, it is recommended that you get down to decluttering your garage as soon as possible with the help of the following tips.
Sort The Stuff
The first thing you should do is to set apart some time and sort the stuff. To clear out as much stuff as possible, identify what you want to keep, throw away or donate. You can ask a close friend to store the stuff for you or rent a storage space or container.
Set Up Storage Zones
Organize the remaining stuff in zones. Related items should be arranged together; for instance gardening tools can be stored together. Use overhead hooks to hang oddly shaped objects, and shelves and/or plastic tubs to store miscellaneous items.
Spruce Up The Space
You want buyers to find the space as appealing as they do your home; as such, be sure to spruce up the space by cleaning it thoroughly, making any necessary repairs and cleaning out any unsightly items. These can be stored away in a separate storage unit.
With the above tips in mind and in practice, you will find it easier to sell your home faster.