Preparing your Summit NJ real estate property for sale can be a challenging task. When you add children to the mix it can seem nearly impossible. Keeping a home clean, uncluttered and ready for a showing is definitely tougher with little ones but there are some tricks and tools that can make it a little easier.
This simple dollar store item can help keep your floors toy free. Pick up several of the nylon pop-up type at a discount store. These can be folded up when not in use and stored in a drawer or another unobtrusive place. Keep at least one in each room. Make sure there is a clear spot in each room’s closet that matches the size of the basket. When your Summit NJ realtor calls asking for a sudden showing, you can sweep any toys, diapers or even actual laundry into the basket and into the closet. It’s an instantly clean floor.
Storage items can hide a multitude of sins. However, when you are staging your Summit NJ real estate agent has probably advised moving your larger pieces out of the home in order to better show off the space. Much of your storage can be lost. Secret storage items can return some of the clutter-busting space you so desperately need.
Storage ottomans are a great example. You can tuck away story books and blankies inside a stylish and comfortable piece of furniture. An ottoman takes up far less room than a cabinet or an armoire. However it can still impede traffic flow so be sure to use sparingly. You can also seek our coffee tables and other pieces with secret storage compartments.
Your kids shouldn’t feel like their accomplishments and art are less important when you put your home in the Summit NJ listings. Your fridge may not the family gallery any more but they should still have a place to show off what they’ve made and done. Make an art board that can be slid under a bed when it’s time for the open house. All you need is a large piece of foam core board. You can make it as fancy as you like by covering it with fabric, framing it or painting it or just leave it white and let the art take center stage.
Foam core is extremely lightweight so it can be hung on the wall with little more than poster putty. It can be purchased at any craft store at a very small cost. This small step will help keep you kids feeling “at home” even when you’re selling the home.
Put these kid-friendly staging tips to use before your next open house.