Spacious and comfy closets can help a home sell faster. Storage is one of the major things buyers look for in a home. More storage means more room for their belongings. Sellers should make buyers fall in love with their homes by maximizing their closet space. They should keep their closets clutter-free in order to show buyers their potential. Here are some closet organization tips every seller should embrace.
Since sellers are planning to move, they should remove most of their clothes, shoes, and other closet items. They should leave a minimum number of items for their daily use. Removing the clothes also helps them to pack in advance and avoid a lot of work when the time comes to leave. They can pack seasonal clothes and extra bedding and give away unused clothes.
These can help sellers make the most of the space they have. They can add hanging bars, drawers, shelves, and cube storage to organize their clothes and ensure that everything has a place. Sellers can also use closet organizers to create custom closets that will wow buyers. They can use simple items like clothes racks, closet shelves, and shelf dividers to transform cluttered closets into organized havens.
You may think that hangers don’t have a big impact on how a closet looks but they do. Matching hangers make a closet look organized and an organized closet gives buyers the impression of a well-maintained home. Tell sellers to use similar hangers in their master bedroom closets. To make a bigger impression, they can use expensive wooden or luxury hangers. Those on a budget can get regular plastic hangers.
To avoid overwhelming closets, sellers should arrange their clothes by category. They should arrange blouses together, shirts together, and fold all the sweaters. Sweaters take up a lot of space and can make it hard for one to find what they want. When folded, they create a neat and systematic closet. As well, sellers should hang clothes according to their colors. This may seem a bit odd but the color blocking makes the space appear larger than it actually is.
Shoes that are worn frequently are those that are always in sight. This is the reason why most people find themselves wearing the same shoes over and over again. Advise sellers to keep purses and shoes in sight so they can easily see their options. These two items should be neatly arranged inside closets or organizers when there isn’t enough space.
To maximize limited space, sellers must examine every inch of their closets. This way, they can come up with innovative ways of organizing clothing. They can use over-the-door storage for shoes, belts, and other items that take up needless space in the closet. They can also use bins and baskets to store items like socks and underclothes which don’t need a lot of space.
Professional organizers can make a seller’s job easy. They help homeowners to get clutter under control. If some of your clients have muddled closets, tell them to enlist the help of professional organizers. There are many affordable ones and some can even organize closets for a small fee. Sellers may want to avoid spending money on closet organization so it is your job to inform them that it is a worthy investment.
A packed closet can look like a chaotic mess. Moreover, it shows buyers that the house has limited space. Tell your clients to use these tips to make their closets look more neat and spacious. Buyers will love the closets and picture themselves living there way before they do.
Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the design industry for over 13 years. She started her design blog in 2009 and today it has become a premier destination for helping homeowners with everyday lifestyle challenges. Her readers check in daily for help with their homes, DIY project ideas, recipes, crafts, and inspiration to beautify and enjoy their homes.