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How Renting a Storage Unit Can Help You Sell Your Home

Selling a house can be stressful and time-consuming. Most homeowners want their property to look its best for potential buyers, but it can be a struggle to prepare for showings. Fortunately, there are strategies that can be implemented that make the process easier, and one great idea is to rent a storage space. Here are a few reasons why renting a self-storage unit can help you sell your home.

  • It’ll make it easy to get rid of clutter. It’s normal to live with a certain amount of disorder as things tend to accumulate over the years. However, clutter can be a major deterrent for prospective buyers, and even distract them from your home’s selling features. When putting your house up for sale, it should be clean and organized. By renting a storage unit, you can keep some of your items out of sight.

 

  • It’ll allow you to create a blank slate. Family pictures and other personal items should be taken. They want to be able to visualize themselves living in your space. Creating a blank canvas helps them to do so. A storage unit gives you a place to put your personal items until your home sells.

 

  • It’ll make room for staging. Staging your home requires that you first remove clutter and personal belongings and then add items that flatter your space and highlight its best qualities. The goal is to make your home more appealing to buyers and to help them envision themselves living there. Staging your home can make it sell faster and for more money to boot.

 

  • It’ll improve your home’s curb appeal. Potential buyers are judging your house from the moment they drive up to it. Curb appeal can influence how quickly your home sells. If you have a lot of items littering your yard, consider putting them in a storage unit to create a tidy and well-manicured outdoor space.

 

  • It’ll create the illusion of more space. Having fewer items in a room makes it appear larger and more open. Set up a few appropriately sized pieces of furniture and store the rest.

 

Storage lockers in the GTA

U-Need Storage is a secure and affordable storage solution in the Greater Toronto Area. We offer on-site self-storage, mobile storage, household storage and packing supplies. If you’re moving and need somewhere to store your belongings, contact us to rent a self-storage unit today.