Easy Steps to Alleviate Stress When Selling Your Home

You may have moved your household a dozen times in the past, but that doesn’t mean you have perfected the operation. In fact, most people look back on their moves and have at least one or two things they wish they had done differently. Whether you are new to the moving game or an old hat, here are some ways steps you can use to alleviate the stress you may feel when selling your home.

1. Cleaning

Clean before you do anything else in your home. Not the scrubbing-the-floor type of clean. Instead, move items into rooms, sort like objects together, and toss anything you can live without. Look through closets and find clothing you haven’t worn in months, broken holiday decorations that never got fixed, and old electronic devices and cords. Why exert the energy of moving something you don’t need?

2. Moving

You must choose between moving yourself and having a moving company do it for you. A moving company can come in and move your whole home, including packing it up – but there is a high cost for the privilege. One the other hand, having your friends help you can result in damage to some of your items. It is a tough choice!

3. Packing

When you get ready to pack up your possessions, you will need to purchase boxes, bubble wrap, and tape. Contact a used moving boxes St Louis company to save money when buying the seemingly endless number of packing boxes you will need. Remember to ask about the company’s return policy before you over-buy, but you will almost certainly need more boxes than you think you will – everyone does.

4. Storing

Rent a locker and move items out of your home as you pack them into boxes. It may seem like a waste of time to move items twice, but every box you move out of your home will open the area up. Also, if you can do without some of your big furnishings, store the furniture in the storage unit to make your home appear more open and bigger as you try to sell it.

You want your home to attract potential buyers, and it is easier to do than you may believe. You’re your rooms appear large, pack items away, and declutter before you show your home. Moving doesn’t have to be stressful if you employ these four tips. In fact, selling your home may seem like a breeze once you get organized.

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

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