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Home Staging Using Self Storage To Sell Your Home

Staged Living Room With Couch and Lamp

Everyone knows that home staging can improve the look of your home. Homes that are staged sell quicker than ones that are not. It helps let potential buyers visualize themselves in your home. It is, however, difficult to stage your home without removing some of your belongings.

By using a self storage unit while selling your home, you can declutter your home, making it more appealing to potential buyers. Follow these home staging tips to get your house off the market fast.


Most people are visual and if your home is cluttered, they may think it is much smaller than it is. You want your home to look as spacious as possible. By decluttering, you will open up a lot of space in your home and let people feel like there is adequate storage.

Start by going through your home and looking for things to get rid of. If you come across items that you haven’t used in over a year, consider letting them go.

Go throughout your home and depersonalize as much as you can. Take down family photos and decorations. You want potential buyers to be able to see themselves in your home.

Try to also get rid of any pieces of oversized furniture. These can make the rooms seem smaller than they are.  Renting a self storage unit is a great storage solution for any oversized furniture or personal items.

Repair And Repaint

It’s time to go through your home and complete any repairs or touch ups that you’ve been meaning to get done. Replace any damaged fixtures and knobs and consider a fresh coat of paint. Potential buyers may see these repairs as a reason not to buy your home. These simple little changes can make a huge difference on the appearance of your home.

Clean & Stage

Clean absolutely every surface in your home. Pay special attention to baseboards, light switches, windows and door handles. These can get quite dirty or dusty over time.

Buy some plug-in air fresheners to place throughout your house. Paying attention to the smaller details will make a big impact.

When staging your home, keep in mind that everyone has different tastes, so you want to make your home as neutral as possible. Consider storing some of your furniture and renting newer furniture that can easily be returned later. This may seem a little extreme and like a lot of effort, but remember that these changes can help sell your home faster.

If you have a spare room that acts more like a storage space, clean it up to look like a proper bedroom or office. All the rooms in your home should be set up in the way they were meant to be used.

Clean Up The Outside Of Your Home

Lots of people forget about the exterior of the home when staging. Remember that everyone’s first impression of the home is when they first pull up.

Make sure to clear your driveway and garage of any extra vehicles or large pieces of equipment. Things like spare vehicles, boats, trailers and ATV’s. These take up a lot of room and take away from the appeal of your home’s exterior.

Cut your lawn and plant fresh flowers in the garden. Clean your walkways and driveway with a power washer.

Rent A Self Storage Unit

Find all the space you need in your home by renting a self storage unit to temporarily store all your excess items. By renting a self storage unit, you’ll have a safe and secure place for all of your items while your home is on the market.

At Riel Park RV & Self Storage, all your storage needs are covered. With drive-up access and climate controlled units, as well as RV storage and vehicle storage available, we have everything you need to help stage your home. Give one of our friendly storage rental representatives a call today at (780) 651-8056, or reserve a unit online today and move in as soon as you need.

An Elite Storage Facility conveniently located in St. Albert, AB.

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