If you have ever considered moving house before and read blogs about where to start, there is almost always information about decluttering. Why?
Filled with bits and bobs, piles of paperwork, shoes, and coats everywhere, a cluttered house will seem smaller.
And, if you appear to not have enough room for your belongings, your house must not be big enough, right? This is the impression that a cluttered home can give potential buyers and put them off because they either a) can’t really see your home because of all the belongings in the way, or b) they’ll think that it is too small for them and their stuff too.
You might not want to get rid of all of your stuff. What if you genuinely want to keep everything that you own? And in many cases, this is the very reason you are looking to sell your home because you’ve outgrown your current one.
If everything in your home has its place, it won’t feel cluttered. It will also be easier for you and your family to keep everything nice and tidy so that you are not in a mad cleaning frenzy before every viewing appointment. And if everything is neat and organised, potential buyers will feel your home is big enough for them to live in too.
This is where storage solutions come in handy.
Having a decluttered home is a way to simplify your life. You know where everything is, and there is no more rummaging or tearing the house apart trying to find something.
Particularly after the festive period, you will undoubtedly add more items to your home. Gifts, toys, and clothes are all brought into your home. So, you either need to have enough space in your home for everything to go, or you will need to get rid of something else to make room for the new things. This is often why parents will have a big clear out of kids’ toys, getting rid of anything that is broken or that the children have grown out of to make room for the new influx of toys Santa brings.
Storage solutions are the perfect way to make your home feel organised and tidy and ultimately easier to keep clean. We have all seen those mesmerising videos of people stacking their food cupboards, items decanted into matching glass jars and baskets that fit things in perfectly. In a busy family household, it’s more likely that your cupboards are stuffed and overflowing than neatly stacked and stored.
But there is a connection to selling a property here. Clear, uncluttered homes appear more spacious, and viewers will look inside cupboards! If you are planning a house move, the easiest solution is to use stacking boxes to store items you won’t need in the immediate future. This keeps superfluous things tidy and organised and gives you a head start on packing!