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Trulia Atlan…, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA

Where should you store your belongings when staging or selling your home?

Asked by Trulia Atlanta, Atlanta, GA Mon Feb 4, 2013

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A true spring cleaning where items get thrown away is always a good start. Trying finding items of clothing to donate, then see what is left to put away. Buy boxes at HD or Lowes and put away seasonal items in your attic or basement. Then you should see what else is left that you may put in a storage unit near your home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 3, 2013
I would recommend that you use a storage unit that you can rent. It is great to de-clutter and stage your home, it is well worth the cost of the storage unit. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 22, 2013
Anything of personal or financial value to you that can fit in a pocket or a purse should be under lock and key.

The home should have a supra type lock box, so you will know what agents have been in and out of the property.

A nanny cam is not a bad idea either. It is a sad reality in our business, people do sometimes take things they should not take, so we have to safeguard ourselves.

Best of Luck To You!!!

Best Regards,

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 22, 2013
Thanks for the question. One trick I do if your hanging cloths are too crammed in your closet and you want to thin your closet out. Fold them in boxes and shove them under your bed. Or even paintings/prints if your walls are too crowded. Anything that will fit under the bed.

Also if you have any attic space. Box them and put them up there. I like to find ways to keep my clients from having to spend money. Sometimes your neighbors have extra attic or garage space they will offer. Or family may be able to help out.

Marilyn J Agee
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
This depends on many factors, like the factors that Beppy detailed.

How much storage is required, what type of storage is required and what's your budget?

You've got to start digging deeper, Trulia Atlanta - ask about 'hoods, streets, prices, trends, phenomena, etc.

Start reading Curbed Atlanta, and A is For Atlanta, and blogs like mine and Hank Miller's, and you'll get a better feel for what's going on - otherwise, you keep asking softball questions...
Web Reference: http://atlanta.curbed.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
I would try to find a nice storage unit. If you are in a highrise they normally have a designated floor with storage units.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
Hi Trulia, thank you for your inquiry about where to store items when staging/selling a home.
That depends on what you might have at and/or away from the home as well as the size of
the home, is there room and what items are being stored. Possible areas that come to mind
are closets, a garage and/or basement if you have either, a spare room in the home, cabinets,
an attic if there is one. Might a storage locker work? Store at a neighbor’s?

Where you do this really relates to the amount and sizes/weights of items to be stored and
some idea of how long the items might be stored.

Elizabeth 'Beppy' Walton, Realtor
Keller Williams Buckhead
C/404 234 9418
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
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