1. Move unnecessary furniture into storage
We often see rooms that have too much furniture in it. A sign of this is that your furniture sits too close together. There should be at least 3 ft of clearance between seating furniture and at least 16 inches between your coffee table and couch.
2. Clear all your shelves and surfaces
As a rule of thumb, decor on any shelf or surface should be limited to one or two items or groups of items for every 3 linear feet. It is amazing how much lighter a room looks once this is done.
3. Donate or store toys
A landfill of colourful plastic may be great for your child’s stimulation, but unfortunately primary colours typically don’t match a home’s aesthetic (at least not one that’s primed for staging). We recommend purging any kids toys or at least storing them during the listing period.
4. Donate old clothing
Storage is often one of the reasons buyers are looking to make a move. Jam packed closets do not highlight that. Purge old clothing and ensure anything that remains is organized and neatly folded. If you want to donate kids clothing, we know a great company Beeja May that will purchase or donate your kids clothing on your behalf!
It's not always easy to know where to start. If you want some guidance, you can always hire professionals to provide a staging plan to help you get started. Happy decluttering!