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Creating space: the three Cs

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November 22nd, 2011

You can create the perception of more space in your house in three key areas: Closets. When a potential buyer walks into your master closet and it s crammed with too much stuff, the perception is that this closet is so small the owners can t get everything they need in there. On the other hand, if the closet is organized and shows space, the perception is that this closet is so big it has more space than needed. Creating space is simple. Before you put the house on the market, pack up all your out-of-season clothes and shoes. You ll be packing them up before you move anyway, so why not get a head start? Organize all your clothes so that the long items are together followed by the shorter items. Place small, neat piles on the top shelf in the closet and add some fun items like a purse or hat, but make sure you leave space between them. If you ve got shelves in your closet, that s where a few pairs of shoes would go. Make sure nothing is on the floor. Get rid of all those wire hangers. Use the same plan for your linen closet and your coat closet. Cabinets. Find a new home for all those items in the kitchen cabinets that you no longer use or only use once in a while. Pack up everything you ll be taking with you but don t use on a regular basis, creating space in your kitchen cabinets. Countertops. If you have too much on your countertops, a potential buyer may think there is no counter space. Create more space by putting most items away or packing them. You ll be amazed at how much bigger your kitchen looks. If you d like help with this process, you can always call your personal moving consultant for a home visit. It s just one of the many benefits of working with Erickson Realty and Moving Services.