Why you should rent a storage unit to stage your home


One of the most challenging aspects of selling a home is making it look “magazine worthy.” But ask any realtor and they’ll tell you: a staged home sells quicker than a home that looks lived in.

Why should I stage my home?

While it’s important to be organized and reduce clutter, there are so many things we don’t even think about “hiding” that could influence a prospective buyer. For example, if you’re using one of the bedrooms of your home as a personal gym, buyers are going to have a hard time imagining that room as anything else. You want your home to be minimalist and neutral in style so that buyers can easily picture themselves living there. The best way to do this is to stage your home.

What do I do with my stuff?

Most of us have far too much stuff to even stage our home. Where does the treadmill and stationary bike and weights from that workout room go? Fortunately, you have options. Storage units are a great place to temporarily store items while you stage your home. Perhaps you already have a bunch of boxes packed. Or maybe there’s that one room in the house that is too themey to show as-is. Once you’ve removed the clutter, set aside what’s left in a storage unit, and make each room an invitation.