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Home staging 101

How to depersonalize your house

Created date

April 23rd, 2013

Personal Moving Consultant Home staging is more than just decluttering and curb appeal. A house isn t truly staged until it has been depersonalized. Though it may be emotionally difficult for sellers, depersonalizing is essential if you want to show and sell your house effectively.

What it really means

Remember, potential buyers don t want to enter a house and not be able to visualize it as their own. Take away that potential stumbling block by removing some of your personal items on display. There are a number of factors you ll need to consider when depersonalizing your house. When your house is being prepped for the market, you want to stage it as neutrally as possible. After all, your idea of d cor is not necessarily everyone else s. Cutting back on displayed personal belongings and collections enables potential buyers to envision their things in the space. Here are some suggestions for depersonalizing: Remove some of your family portraits and photographs. Declutter countertops, dressers, and bathroom vanities. Add a feeling of more space by removing some of your personal collections or artwork. Hide away personal information such as financial paperwork, medical appointments, and medications. Pack away items of special value or anything that is easily broken. Get rid of obvious old and worn out things like couch pillows, blankets, furniture, etc. By following these simple suggestions when depersonalizing your house, you will make it much easier for potential buyers to see the many possibilities that could be in their future home. Plus, you will be that much closer to packing for your new home!