2022 is a great time for people looking to sell their homes. Historical interest rates are still low, and in many places in Connecticut along the shoreline demand is high and supply is low.
Whether you are just looking to downsize or start totally new somewhere else, you likely have quite a bit of stuff accumulated that you need to sort out before listing and selling your home. Cleaning up years worth of items can be a daunting task for anyone, let alone someone who is looking to move to a new stage in life. Luckily, there are some tips that will help make your sale go as smooth as possible.
Understand what you have and what you need.
There are a couple of reasons that you might be selling a home right now, and your needs will change depending on that reason.
If you are choosing to sell so that you can downsize, then you will certainly need less storage and more disposal while preparing your house for sale.
If you are looking for a change of scenery or just moving closer to family, then you should be paying close attention to the affordability of your junk cleanup operation.
And in the scenario that you need an entire estate cleanout, then you probably want professional help with the process, considering the quantity of items will be so much higher. Companies like Just Dump It can help minimize feelings of overwhelm by organizing, sorting, disposing, and donating your unwanted items, as well as provide dumpsters for disposal.
Though there are different needs for different intentions, there are some universal tips that should help anyone looking for a solution to a total home cleanup in preparation for sale.
Organization is key
Preparing a house for sale means that you have to clean the entire house, and yard.
While that may seem obvious, it does mean that there will be a massive volume of stuff to deal with and if you come unprepared then you may be quickly in over your head.
One easy way to make sure that you don’t end up with more mess than you started with is to designate one room as a sorting room. Ideally this room would be a bedroom with a lot of surface area that can be used for sorting.
Once you have picked out a room, you are going to need containers for the clutter that you have collected.
Large plastic bins are cheaply available at any local home improvement store and can reduce a massive pile of clothing or furniture to a much more manageable volume. These bins can then go right into closets of your home and ensure that anyone touring the house sees the best possible version of it.
As an added bonus, anything non-essential can stay right in the bin and will be ready to move once you’ve closed, saving you the hassle of dredging through loose items in stuffed closets to pack everything on a timeline once the sale closes.
What to do with the rest?
Once you’ve gone through and sorted everything, you likely will realize that quite a bit of the stuff that you have had sitting in your closets, basement, attic, etc. will have no place in your new home.
To separate “the wheat from the chaff”, there are a couple of options depending on how involved you want to be.
If you are more of the DIY type, then dumpster rental is a great choice for economically removing a whole lot of junk from a soon-to-be for sale home. Dumpster rental is also the most flexible option, and allows you to work at your own pace during the duration of your rental.
If after all of the work you’ve already done you understandably don’t want to lift another finger, then a more comprehensive junk removal service is the way to go. A junk hauling company will come in and take it all away for you, leaving you with the time necessary to sort out any other details of your impending sale.
With a junk removal service at your side you can clear up a much larger portion of a house much more quickly than you would be able to alone, which is especially useful when you have too much stuff to take with you, i.e. downsizing or an estate cleanout. Just Dump It, a Connecticut based company, offers both of these services and many more.
If you are one of those making the most of the current housing market and preparing for sale, it pays to know how to efficiently prepare your home. Just remember you don’t have to go it alone. Companies like Just Dump It specialize in preparing your home, are easy and affordable, and can make your home selling experience into a breeze.
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