How To Stage Your Home Before A Sale

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Tips On Staging Your Home Before A Sale

Staging your home before a sale can have a major impact on both sales price and time on the market.

According to the National Association of Realtors:

  • Forty percent of buyers’ agents cited that home staging had an effect on most buyers’ view of the home.
  • Eighty-three percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
  • Staging the living room was found to be most important for buyers (47 percent), followed by staging the master bedroom (42 percent), and staging the kitchen (35 percent).
  • One-quarter of buyer’s agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between one and five percent, compared to other similar homes on the market that are not staged.

For a $250,000 home, this increase in dollar value could potentially improve your bottom line by a whopping $2,500- $12,500! Now that’s a great investment!

In most instances, proper staging requires decluttering and pre-packing many of the items we accumulate over time. Not only will this process help you earn top dollar on your sale but it will also help spread out the daunting task of moving all of your possessions. It can help to consider hiring a professional organizing and staging company like Seaside Styling & Organizing if you are in the Wilmington area, in order to make the most of your existing space.

The mobile storage industry represents an evolution of the antiquated process of renting a truck and self-storage unit to begin this process. Staging and moving can be made a breeze with mobile storage. No longer do you need to move all your belongings 4x in order to stage.  Moving from home to truck, truck to storage unit, and in reverse when moving into your new home. Here at the locally owned and operated Badger Box, we will deliver a mobile storage unit right to your door. You can load it up at your own pace with a convenient monthly rental and once you’ve sufficiently decluttered, we’ll take it back to our facility for storage and safekeeping until your home sells.

When you are ready to move to your new destination, give us a call we will redeliver your loaded mobile storage unit to your new home. By moving and storing this way you’ll save time, headache, and money if hiring moving labor by only moving your belongings twice.

When it comes to packing your storage unit there are several tips and items that we recommend.

Recommended Supplies

  • Boxes
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Stretch Wrap
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Mattress Cover
  • Moving Blankets
  • Rope or Tie Down Straps
  • Disk Lock

Tips For Packing

  • Utilizing boxes will help protect your belongings and make it easier to pack your unit by using uniform shape containers. Wrap breakable items with bubble wrap and utilize packing paper if needed. Fill boxes completely to avoid shifting and be sure to label your boxes so you can easily determine where things need to go when unloading.
  • Boxes should be packed in the unit with the heaviest boxes on the bottom and the lightest on top.
  • Utilize all space within the unit as the tighter things are packed the less chance of any shifting occurring while in transit.
  • If things are unable to be packed snug in the unit utilize the tie-down hooks located throughout the unit to secure belongings. Utilize rope or tie-down straps for this.
  • Place large heavy furniture items or appliances in the storage unit first to form a base. Evenly distribute the weight throughout the storage unit. This will make things easier for the Badger Box delivery specialists to safely load and unload your portable storage unit from the truck and transport it to your final destination.

Tips For Protecting Your Belongings

  • Where possible disassemble furniture before loading. This will not only make things lighter for moving but also help to prevent any damage in transit. Be sure to keep track of any disassembled pieces and hardware.
  • Be sure to remove light bulbs and lampshades from lamps and pack them separately for protection.
  • Bubble wrap, cardboard, and moving blankets should be utilized on glass items such as mirrors and pictures.
  • Wrap wood furniture with moving blankets and stretch wrap to avoid damage.
  • Use mattress covers for your mattresses.
  • Utilize a disk lock to secure your portable storage unit.

If you are looking to list your house on the market staging and decluttering is a critical first step. Lydia Fields with Seaside Styling can help provide the expertise and guidance to help you get started and Badger Box can help make the moving and storage process a breeze. Give us a call today to see how we can help!

  • This was hands-down the easiest moving experience! With 3 small children we needed an option that would allow us to stow at our own pace and without countless trips to a storage unit... and Badger Box delivered. The box was clean, secure and was delivered to the new house without a single item shifting in transit. Steven and Chris were both incredible to work with --- bottom line - we highly recommend!

  • Chris, Stephen and crew were absolutely amazing to work with! Wonderful with communication. They made my moving a million times easier without having to worry about my belongings until I got in to my new spot! Would highly recommend over and over again.

  • These guys are amazing. This was the perfect solution for my move! Chris, Steven and all the folks at Badger Box Wilmington went above and beyond to meet my moving needs! I used four pods and moved from a large historic home. The boxes were clean and the guys made sure they were level. Watching them deliver or pick up a box is fascinating. I hope I never move again, but if I do, I know who I will be calling! Thank you guys, you are lifesavers in more ways than one! ♥️

  • There is a reason people rate this business so high- because they really do show off the best qualities of local small business! The customer service is more like dealing with a friend and the transportation of the box was flawless! They have this very cool robotic box mover that was able to get our box in the perfect spot- plus it's just cool to watch! The box itself was perfect for our needs during our home reno. We had it for 5 months and everything inside stayed perfect, not even a trace of musty smell! I would absolutely refer them over any of the "big brand" storage companies. Go Badger Box you won't regret it!! 🙂

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