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Does the idea of bringing in a Kelowna mover to pack your belongings before you actually sell your home sound like an overly ambitious idea? It might not be as outlandish as you think. In fact, it’s a great way to stage your home.
Sure, this approach will likely mean you won’t have all of your possessions close at hand, but it’s only for a short period of time. In these situations, it’s important to think of the bigger picture. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
In the world of Kelowna real estate, clutter is a no-no. If your home is rife with personal knickknacks, overflowing closets and signs of general untidiness, it can be a turnoff to potential buyers. As a result, your home will likely:
Conversely, by having moving companies come in and remove excess clutter, it opens your home up and makes it more presentable.
While de-cluttering is an essential component of home staging, it is possible to go too far. Unless you’re a monk, there are just some things you don’t want to be without, such as:
This might seem like a no-brainer, but you really don’t want to have a potential buyer show up just as your movers are carting your couch out the front door. It just sends the wrong signal.
Whether you do the packing yourself, or you prefer to let the movers and packers do it for you, this is a good time to take stock of your belongings. If you have furniture or boxes of old files that have been collecting dust in a spare room, it might be time to consider offloading it.
The fewer items you have to move, the less you have to pay. That’s how moving quotes work. Purging some of your belongings will not only reduce your estimate, you might also even be able to make a few bucks by selling some items. Here are a few options:
If you’re moving out of the city, check out our article: Tip Sheet: Keep this Short To-Do List for Long Distance Moving.
Bekins is the Kelowna mover local residents and businesses trust to manage their moves quickly and efficiently. Call us to arrange a free estimate.