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When blending two families into one, things can get rather stressful. Not only do you have to worry about all of the members of each family, but you also have to worry about all of their stuff. How do you make two family's worth of things fit into one house? Can you get rid of some stuff? Should you hold onto the things that aren't really needed? I created this blog to help other blended families learn how to utilize storage units as a way to meet in the middle of some of the disagreements that can arise during the blending process.

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Tips To Help You Prepare To Sell Your Home And Get Your Moving Plans Underway

Moving is one of the top five most stressful situations you can encounter in life. Preparing your home for sale and planning a move can bring some extra stress into your life, especially if you are not prepared in advance for your sale and moving strategy. Decide what you need to accomplish to help your home sell for the highest price and as soon as possible and begin preparing for your eventual move to make it easier and less-stressful. Here are some steps to help you prepare to put your home on the market for a successful sale and get your moving plans underway.

Rent a Storage Space

Renting a storage unit can be an important part of a successful home sale and moving strategy. A storage unit allows you to place all your excess and accumulation of possessions to make your home look more presentable to buyers. And many storage units can be rented on a monthly basis, so when you are waiting on the sale of your home and don't know how long it will take, you can continue renting your unit as long as you need.

Buyers don't want to see how much holiday decor you have in storage and how many clothes you can jam into your closet, for example. A potential buyer wants to see your home for the space it is, which means you will need to stage it with simple furnishings to showcase each room and space for what it can be used for. A room full of your collection of action figures is not something that will help sell your home, but instead remove the collection and stage the room as a guest room, as an example.

Box up as many personal possessions, off-season clothing, excess toys, and anything that makes a room look cluttered. Then move these into your unit at a storage facility where they will be out of the way of buyers' views. Be sure you clearly label each box for its contents, or number each box and keep an inventory list where you can see what is exactly in each box.

If there are any items you are storing that you may need to access, such as business files, keep them positioned at the front of your storage unit or nearby a center aisle through your storage unit so you can get to them easily. And by moving a majority of your home's items into a storage unit, they are boxed up and neatly arranged for your moving day when you can pack them onto your moving truck and into your new place.

Complete Necessary Repairs

Now that your home is cleared out of a majority of your possessions and decluttered for a better look at its condition, make a list of any repairs your home will need to get it ready for the sales market. When your home hits the market you want it to be completely ready for showings and impressive in its appearance and function. This means you need to get its exterior and interior ready for buyers to consider it as a home to buy.

Replace any damaged carpeting and floors, and repaint over any loud interior colors for a more neutral tone. Repair any exterior problems with the home's siding and roof, as this neglect can lower the price of your home. If there are any painted areas on your home, such as around exterior door frames, exterior doors, and window frames, scrape off old peeling paint and reapply a new coat. Or you can hire a professional painter to handle this along with any interior painting you need to be done.

Also look at your home's landscaping and make any improvements necessary there. If your lawn is dying, consider laying sod for an immediate improvement, trimming back bushes for a clean look, and pulling weeds that have grown up in landscaped areas and around and within paved areas.