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Open House Success

Stephanie | Apr 24, 2018

How Temporary Self-Storage Can Help Sell Your Home

Selling a home can take a lot of work. You must juggle the excitement of house hunting for your new place with the task of selling your old house. To market your home, you should prepare your home so that it appeals to prospective homebuyers. If you want to get a high offer and sell your home quickly, you need to make your home look pristine.

But the reality is that the most of us don't keep our house perfectly organized and decluttered. You want your home to say "new potential dream home!" to prospective homebuyers, so they give you top dollar for your property. If the goal of staging your house is to make your home look as much as possible like the perfect model home, you have a problem on your hands. How should you get rid of all that clutter?

Why Decluttering is Essential to Selling a Home

The key is making your home reflect the characteristics of a model home. But remember, model homes aren’t just clean: they’re de-personalized. There’s furniture, but very few other visual hints that anyone lives there. Model homes aren’t cluttered with excess furniture. There aren’t any piles of... anything.

Staging a home for a successful open house takes decluttering. It also means removing traces of your family from the space. It may seem sad to remove any personal items like family photos, trophies, mementos, or knick-knacks, but the tried and true way to sell a home is to let others see themselves living in it, not you. And everyday items like papers, trash, toys, piled-up clothes: Everything needs to be put away.

Here's where many families hit a snag. With prospective buyers looking throughout your home--particularly in the closets and in storage spaces--where should you put everything? You can’t just fill up all the storage spaces in your house. Buyers need to be able to appreciate what kind of storage space that they will have in the home. An overflowing attic or garage can steer them away.

If you can’t use your attic, garage, or basement and you are out of time... What do you do?

Self-Storage for Home Staging

While your house is on the market, consider renting a self-storage unit to safely store excess furniture, exercise equipment, holiday decorations, family mementos, and any other items that could hurt your ability to get the best offer from potential homebuyers.

 

Flexible Storage Options in Texas

At LockTite Storage, we offer low monthly rates on self-storage units and flexible month-to-month leasing options so you can rent a space for as little or as long as you like. When you sell your house, you can move your items out without the fuss of breaking a contract. With LockTite, your storage term is adjustable to fit your needs.

If you are going to be storing items longer than three months, especially during the hot Texas summer months, consider a comfort cooled with humidification protection equipment. Some facilities even have carpeted, humidity protected units to enhance storage for your important belongings! These units will add protection for your furniture, family heirlooms, and electronics.

Friendly Customer Service

We also want to brag on our office staff. Our team is customer-centric and highly attuned to your needs: give our office a call anytime if you have questions or concerns. We even have snacks and drinks in the office, as well as free WiFi if you need it.

FREE Use of Our Truck and Trailer

For added convenience, we also provide a FREE truck and trailer for moving in and out at many facilities. We also have dollies and carts to help make storing your items a breeze. You won’t have to rent a moving truck to get all your stuff to our facility. It’s just one more way that LockTite Storage saves you money and meets your needs.

Determining the Best Storage Unit Size

If you want a self-storage unit to declutter your home for an open house, the first step is to take stock of what you need to store. The key to getting the most value for your money is first to determine how much room you’ll need for your stuff and then find the best storage unit size.

What do you need to store? We have units that fit your unique need.

For example, if you're trying to store all of your life's possessions you're going to need a larger storage unit. If you need it, we can even accommodate storage for a whole house full of items.

Narrower units such as 5'x10' are less expensive, but there's a chance you'll lose storage space when compared to wider units. Wider options, such as widths 10’ or greater, 15'x10', 20'x10', 14’x40’ or 15’x50’) allow you to easily group your belongings. These wider units also let you create an aisle down the center of the unit for easier access to your belongings.

Using Self-Storage to Declutter for an Open House

If you need to declutter your home for an upcoming open house, don't stress. Self-storage can be a cost-effective and convenient way to remove unnecessary items from your home and make sure you come away with the best offer.

With less stuff in your home, it will feel larger, more airy, and calmer. More appealing.

With LockTite, you will be storing your belongings in a well-maintained environment. All our properties are fenced and gated. We offer video cameras and gated access. We also provide a FREE lock with each unit rental.

Our storage options such as our comfort cooled humidity protection equipped units, and the safety features of our storage facility give our customers more peace-of-mind about their belongings.

Whether you need storage in Channelview, Conroe, Deer Park, Dripping Springs, La Porte, Pasadena, Pearland, Seguin, or Wimberley, we’ve got you covered!

Have questions about selecting the best self-storage unit size for staging your home? Give us a call at (844)-767-STOR (7867). We’re here to help you.