Do you realise how much furniture you have in your home? Most of us have more furniture than we realize we have. But if you were to subtract just three items from each room, how much more space would you have to move? Chances are every room in your home would look far larger with a bit of furniture out of the way, and added space can sell a home. How do you decide what to eliminate, though? These tips can help.
Used or Worn Furniture: We all have that favorite arm chair that we feel like we can’t live without, but how “gently loved” is that piece of furniture? If it looks worn and fairly old you will definitely want to remove it from the room before showing.
Clutter Collection Spots: Have a side table or something else that tends to collect all of the clutter in your home? Your best bet is to remove that problem before any potential buyers see your home.
Furniture That Forces You to Move: If there's an ottoman or an armchair that makes you turn and move around it to walk into the next room, it's clearly crowding your space. Any piece that seems to be taking up a rather large footprint should be eliminated from the room entirely.
But what do you do with the furniture that you remove from the home? You actually have a few options, the first being to simply sell or donate it to a charity shop. If it’s old and you never use it, why bring it with you to your new home? If it’s a piece of furniture that you love, however, you might not want to get rid of it. That’s when you look to family or friends to house it for you. If you have a family member who has a bit of space you can borrow, they might allow you to place your unused furniture there. As a last resort, you can rent a self-storage space =. Renting storage space can actually be very smart because not only can you declutter your house easily, you can start packing up your home and putting the items in storage so that they’re ready for your move to your new home!