Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell


January 21st, 2021

With buyers looking for the perfect home, it’s important to make sure your home is in pristine condition. Buyers are looking for an easy move in with their purchase of a new home. Lock Box Self Storage is here to help make your home show ready. Use these tips to wow potential buyers.

Here are the top things to do to get your home ready to sell.

Depersonalize and Remove Clutter

Clean up by renting a storage unit for your photos, personal items, extra clothing, knick-knacks and collections. Removing your personal items will allow they buys to see it as their home. Make sure to use the correct packing materials so you can take them to your new home. When your rooms have less, they look bigger. Make sure to pack everything from your countertops and the top of the refrigerator.

Store Some Furniture

Removing non-essential pieces of furniture will open up your home. Take a look at your oversized furniture, bookshelves, sporting equipment, and other larger home items can be stored to make the home look more spacious. Packing up what you don’t need now will also help on the day of your move to your new home.

Spruce Up the Yard

A sloppy exterior will make buyers wonder what maintenance has been left undone. Clean the gutters, pressure wash your home’s siding and clean the drive ways. Make sure the lawn is immaculate, prune the bushes, weed the flower beds. Update the front door paint if needed, replace the mail box. The first impression is as they drive in. You can always buy a new welcome mat, to invite the new home owners in.

Make Repairs

You want your home to be in the best condition possible. Hire a handyman to help fix those small items that need repaired. This will make a big difference when your buyers are looking at your home.

Deep Cleaning

Make sure your home is sparkling. No dust bunnies, cobwebs, windows spotless, ceilings clean, and make sure those bathrooms shine. Dust, vacuum and clean that kitchen always before showings. If you don’t have time to do a deep cleaning, there are wonderful cleaning companies in Mount Juliet.

Home Repairs

Make sure to talk to your realtor to decide if a big renovation will be worth the cost. Make sure to take a look at those less expensive renovations that will modernize the look of your home to attract more buyers. A fresh coat of paint, especially in a color that is neutral will appeal to a wide range of buyers. Look at your draperies, lighting and see what could be modernize with little expense.


Organized closets and drawers will appeal to your buyers. Messy, full closets give the appearance that your home doesn’t have enough storage space. Make sure to come get that climate-controlled storage unit at Lock Box Self Storage to store your extra items in your closets and drawers.

Take Pets with You

Make sure you remove your pets while your home is being showed. Clean up all traces of your furry family. Having fresh flowers and baked cookies will fill the air with an inviting aroma.


Choose a few well-placed pieces to add a welcome and home feeling when people come to your home. You may want to bedspreads and towels just to use when your home is being shown. Take a look at other homes on the market to get some great ideas.


Make sure as much sunlight can come into your home. Open all window coverings, and let your home shine. Don’t forget to turn on all the lights.

Call Lock Box Self Storage so we can help you get starting on making your home move in ready!