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What to do with your extra stuff when selling your house

What to do with your extra stuff when selling your house
March 2, 2020 Allison Andrews

While you’ve been busy living your life, your stuff has been piling up. You probably don’t even see it. It’s stuffed in closets, overflowing in cabinets, jammed into drawers. You know, the violin your daughter might decide to try again, the bike you wanted to put on Craigslist, the baby clothes you have been meaning to sort out. We like our extra stuff. We like to know it’s there if we need it.  But if you are selling your house your ‘stuff’  could be an issue.

The problem is all that extra stuff can make it look like your house doesn’t have enough storage. That’s a bad sign for potential buyers. They need to see that their stuff will fit… and if it looks like yours doesn’t… well then….

The second problem with extra stuff is that you are going to have to move it eventually.

Trust me, you don’t want to move a bunch of stuff you don’t need or want to your new house. Now’s the time to clean it out! Purging will leave extra space in all the important storage areas of your house (garage, pantry, closets, attic).

You might be able to make some extra cash while you are at it. There are lots of good options for selling and getting rid of your extra stuff (facebook groups, craigslist, garage sales).

Now it’s possible that even after you purge you are going to want to clear out some extra space before you start showing the home. In that case, you might want to consider storing some of it. is an up-and-coming startup that aims to help people all over the United States find the best, most convenient storage options in their communities. Its website is designed to allow consumers to quickly find and compare storage unit companies that meet their needs, whether they are looking for traditional self-storage or a full-service storage and moving solution does the hard work to help everyone skip the hours of research and numerous phone calls. Halleluia! If you’ve ever sold your house before, you know what a hassle any extra work can be during this time! The result is a curated list of verified, trustworthy storage companies nearby, with short summaries of the research so that you can quickly determine whether a company meets your needs and is worth your time to follow up.

They’ve created a guide on everything people need to know about self-storage in Charlotte— I think would be especially helpful for anyone planning to declutter or downsize

If you aren’t sure about what should stay and what should go then ask your real estate agent. They should be able to help you determine what is an acceptable amount of stuff.