Can self-storage benefit home stagers?
1 Nov 2021

How Self Storage Can Help Home Stagers

When selling your home, the key to attracting buyers is not just the home’s location, size, and price. The number of attractive offers and prospective buyers you receive for your home will be impacted by it’s condition, and how attractive and appealing the interior and exterior is. A home that hasn’t been cared for will sell for a lot less than a home maintained and features beautiful décor and furniture. 

If you are planning to sell your home (or if your home is currently on the market), there are some ways that you can improve the aesthetics of your home without breaking the bank. Professional home stagers can work with you to help decorate your home or add furniture pieces to your existing place to attract more buyers and better offers. If you feel like getting creative and adventurous, home staging is also something you can attempt for yourself. Read on to find out how self-storage can help you stage your home more efficiently.

Downsize and Reduce Clutter

If you are planning to sell your home soon, you may be wondering how your home will look to potential buyers who first walk in. Ideally, you want your place to be as neat, tidy and attractive as possible. In real estate, first impressions mean everything. No one will want to take a second look or even consider buying your house if it looks like a total mess. 

This is why it is generally suggested to take some time to clear out unwanted or unnecessary items from your home to give it a more spacious and appealing look. This is where self-storage comes into play. By renting a self-storage unit, you will have a convenient place to store your excess belongings and cluttered items until you can move them to your new location. Self-storage gives you the flexibility to move some or all of your personal items and less-appealing furniture to reduce clutter and present a neater home for viewings.

Make Space for Imagination

Once you move out clutter and old and/or tasty furniture, you can focus on introducing new, attractive items and décor pieces that will add value and intrigue to your home. If you decide to hire professional home stagers, they will come with their own furniture sets and décor to truly make the space come alive the way it was intended to. Otherwise, feel free to get creative and make the space look beautiful using your better-looking furniture, as well as thrifted pieces or borrowed items. 

Generally, your best bet is to go with a minimalistic look when staging your home, as this will appeal to the masses rather than a particular niche. Some people even prefer to leave the space containing only the bare minimum (or sometimes empty) so that visitors can envision their décor and ideas for the space instead. At the very least, you’ll want to remove any personal items before setting up viewings so that visitors can imagine themselves living in the space, as opposed to feeling like it already belongs to someone else.

Keep Items Safe

An added benefit of self-storage during your home staging and selling process is that you can rest assured your items will be safely tucked away in a secure self-storage facility. These facilities are equipped with cameras, surveillance, lighting and alarms to deter theft so that you don’t have to question whether your items will be there whenever you go to retrieve them.

Simplify Your Move

Another advantage to self-storage is that you can get a head start on your packing and moving. Instead of leaving things to the last minute, begin slowly moving items from your home to your self-storage unit at your own pace. This not only creates space in the house for staging, but it also helps you get started on packing and will make the whole process smoother and easier in the long run.

Climate Controlled Advantage

With self-storage, you get the guarantee that your items will not only be safe but will also be protected from the elements and kept in a climate-controlled environment. This is most beneficial to the integrity of your furniture as certain items can become warped, damaged or destroyed if left in hot, humid or extreme temperatures. Instead of storing your home furniture and items in your garage or friend’s basement, opt for a climate-controlled storage unit and rest assured that your belongings will stay in pristine condition, even if you have to leave them in storage longer than anticipated!

All in all, self-storage can come in handy throughout the moving process and when staging your home for potential buyers. You want your home to look the best to attract the right offer. Home staging can make this possible with some extra effort and planning. 

For more information on planning a move and storage rental in Toronto, please contact Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here

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Hammad Assan joined Jiffy Self-Storage in June 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in various Customer service, Sales and Management roles and is a Certified Self-Storage Operator through the Canadian Self Storage Association. His passion for sales and customer service has maintained Jiffy Self-Storage’s position as one of the GTA’s most successful Storage Facilities, as recognized by winning the Consumer Choice Award 22 years in a row, a perfect A+ rating with the BBB with zero complaints and a 4.5/5 Star Review rating on Google. Our tenants greatly appreciate his dedication to exceptional customer service and as a result Jiffy Self-Storage has been recognized and awarded for that. Please contact Hammad about any of your storage, parking, workspace or retail unit needs.

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