The Problem with “Stuff”
George Carlin, the late comedian, had a skit called “A Place for My Stuff.” He was referring to the belief that, aside from providing a place to sleep and eat, a home’s primary function is to store all of the belongings accumulated over time.
That could be true or false. However, if you’re like most homeowners, you’ve got a lot of things in your house, including items in closets and stuff in the garage.
That is exactly what occurs!
However, the issue arises when you try to sell your home. What may appear to you as a cozy home office stocked with supplies, office equipment, books, and papers may appear to a buyer as a cramped, cluttered room.
That is the issue with “stuff”. When there’s too much of it, it prevents purchasers from seeing and appreciating your home’s best characteristics.
So, what do you do with all that extra things when you’re selling your house?
Having a garage or yard sale is one option. (You’ll get more purchasers if you label it a “moving sale.”) This is a terrific way to get rid of things you don’t need – and maybe even make some money!
Another option is to donate some of the stuff you no longer need. Secondhand clothing, furniture, and toys can be donated to a variety of local groups.
Finally, try getting a locker at a self-storage facility for all of the items you wish to keep but are cluttering up your home.
There is one thing that is certain. To potential buyers, the more spacious and comfortable each room of your home appears, the more likely they are to recognize the underlying value of your property and get interested. If you’re looking for an accurate market value for your home, contact us at 401-396-2888 for a free valuation. We’re always glad to help!