Selling property in East London? Now is the time to declutter….
When you’re selling a property you’ve lived in for years, you’ve probably put your stamp on it pretty firmly. The pink walls in the sitting room only need a coat of magnolia to get them back to neutral, but the bits and bobs you’ve accumulated over the years might pose more of a challenge. However, with the right motivation and some help from an expert, you can declutter your home in time to make the right impression on potential buyers.
Why declutter before you sell?
It can be tempting just to rent a storage unit and chuck your stuff in it, but all you’re really doing is postponing the time when you have to let your clutter go. It’s better to take decisive action – it’ll will help you sell your house and move into your new one (and storage units aren’t cheap!).
The most obvious reason to declutter is that you want potential buyers to like the look of your house. You want them to imagine that, if they lived here, they’d be able to put away all their stuff and enjoy spacious living in a calm, tidy environment. A tidy house can sell more quickly for more money than a cluttered one will.
But you can benefit from this decluttering process too. The time will come (it really will!) when you get to move out of your old house and into your new one. The move will be a lot easier if you only take things you love and need. Whether you do your own packing or employ a removals company to do it for you, it’s easier to unpack if everything was in a sensible place to start with.
A tidy, uncluttered house is also the calm environment you need during the sale of your house. Your buyer is bound to have questions to ask during the conveyancing process – it’s easier to find both the evidence and the headspace (!) to answer them if you’ve got your house in order.
You might make some money too! Sell that chintzy armchair you only put clothes on and top up your funds at the same time. Moving house is an expensive time – seize the opportunity to recoup a little of the cost.
Decluttering services in East London
If I’ve convinced you to declutter but you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. Dockleys works with a professional declutterer to help house sellers get their homes ready to sell. To find out more, get in touch today on 020 3633 4440.