Your organizational normal probably makes perfect sense to you, but to an untrained eye, it may seem cluttered or unnecessary. Most people have a junk drawer in their kitchen for all sorts of random items. While it’s convenient and almost everybody does it, that kind of disorganization isn’t going to help sell your home.
Start by throwing out expired food in the fridge or pantry, and continue by going through any drawers and placing every item into its specific spot. If you’ve still got a disorganized junk drawer, consider moving those items to a box and leaving the drawer as spotless as possible. Make your remaining items and food as organized as possible. You can even buy some little baskets to keep everything organized in your cabinets. The best part is that once you move, you can bring the baskets and new organization with you! This will help you keep your new home organized right from the beginning.
When showing your home, you want to make your kitchen seem as large and as clean as possible. One way to do this is to remove any clutter that you have laying around. While you may have a phone charger or random utensils on the counter at all times, it will look cleaner without those items. Even a microwave on the counter can create an image of clutter.
Some items make sense to keep on counters like a beautiful knife set or wooden cutting board, but be sure any items that you leave out have a clear purpose and reason to stay there.
As you are decluttering, you should also be depersonalizing. You want potential buyers to see themselves in this home, and having pictures of your family on the fridge or personalized towels will not help this image.
Any extra items you remove should be placed in boxes to be moved to your new home. If they are items you will still need daily, you can bring these few boxes with you whenever you leave your home. If they aren’t necessary items, you can pack them away in a temporary self-storage unit until you are ready to bring them to your new house.
It’s no fun to upgrade a kitchen that you aren’t going to use yourself, but even small upgrades can offer large results as you are selling! Some of the best upgrade choices to consider include:
A fresh coat of paint on walls and cabinets
New hardware for drawers, sinks, and cabinets
Flooring, especially if yours is currently scuffed or damaged
The goal of new upgrades is not to break the bank and go crazy, but to draw buyers in and convince them to fall in love with the idea of spending hours on end in this kitchen that could be theirs!
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No matter how you choose to stage your home, the team at KS Nelson Group is here to help! Contact our Southeast Florida Realtors® today to learn more about staging and how we can assist you in selling your home. We look forward to working with you soon and helping you move on to the next steps of your life!