Buying a new house is exciting, but before you can settle into your new dream home, you have to sell your old place. Once your house is on the market, you'll have a much easier time selling it when it's properly staged. Though the words "home staging" can bring to mind expensive professionals, you can stage your home yourself — and get ready to move in the process. Here are some tips to get started:

Know What Buyers Want

When potential buyers walk through your home, they're trying to imagine themselves living there. Make that easier by providing a clean slate for their daydreams. Buyers also want to get the most square footage for the best price, so you want to make your home seem as spacious as possible.

How to Stage Your Home in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Pre-pack everything you don't use on a daily basis. You can clear your shelves of most books, empty your closets of out-of-season clothing and sports equipment, and pack up specialty kitchen appliances that you rarely use. Professional Minneapolis movers can make this a quick and painless process, and you'll have already tackled a big portion of your packing long before your move.
  2. Remove personal items. You don't want to remove all decorative items yet — your home should still look comfortable and inviting to buyers — but you do want to remove family photos and sentimental knickknacks that intrude on buyers' ability to imagine themselves as the new owners of your house. 
  3. Keep extra furniture in storage. Make your house look bigger by moving unnecessary furniture into storage until you need it again in your new home. Hedberg Moving is the professional moving company in Minneapolis that also provides climate-controlled storage for your furniture, so there's no need to worry about your belongings while you stage your home.

Taking the time to stage your home will get you a quick sale to get into your new home faster. Even better, you'll already have "pre-moved" many of your belongings, which will make moving day much easier. Trust Hedberg Moving to make packing, storing and moving your belongings to your new home a breeze.

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