Why self storage can help you sell your home

If you’ve done all the thinking and planning and decided that 2017 is the year you sell your home, it will obviously pay to present it in the best possible light to potential buyers.

Most good real estate agents will recommend you stage your home to attract buyers. The truth is, staging your home perfectly for sales photographs and buyer inspections would be an awful lot easier if all of your stuff wasn’t cluttering up the place, right?

In a previous article, we spoke about the best techniques for staging your home for sale. In this article we want to focus on the practicalities of finding the right storage unit, preparing your items and moving them in.

Choosing the right storage
In order to minimise your storage costs, it’s important to know exactly how much you need to store all of your possessions. The good news is, here at Wilson Storage we’re more than happy to come to your home, measure up and give you a more accurate quote on the amount of storage you need than you may be able to do yourself. Our expert team have been doing this for a while, so they’re in the best position to help you get it right.

We have a range of storage unit sizes, so whether you’re in a small single-bedroom unit or a large four-bedroom house, we’ll be able to accommodate you.

Preparing your possessions
Packing your possessions well is vital to ensure they don’t get damaged during transit, or during their time in our secure storage units. Most breakages occur during a move, so it pays to take the time to wrap them well.

Our complete range of packing materials has everything you need. Protect your furniture pieces by wrapping them with blankets and taping bubble wrap to protruding corners. Take care of breakables like crockery, ornaments, mirrors and vases using bubble wrap, too. Package up everything else in boxes and butchers paper, remembering this easily forgotten tip — you need to be able to pick the box up when you’ve finished… It’s also a smart move to write on each box what’s in it.

Everything in our packaging range is available for order from our online box shop, with free delivery throughout the metro Melbourne area for orders over $50.

Complimentary Moving Vehicle
Time to move your items into your storage unit. Another benefit of choosing Wilson Storage is the use of our moving vans. They’re perfect for moving items large and small and come with tie down ropes to keep everything secure during transit. More importantly—they’re free.

On arrival
Getting the most out of your storage unit is all about the way you stack and pack it. Make sure you stack all the things you won’t need for a while towards the back, and those you might need easy access to at the front. Here’s where you thank yourself for writing clearly what’s in every box, making it simple to find what you need when you need it.

Of course, every one of our self storage sites is fully secured and security monitored 24/7, ensuring your possessions are in the best possible care. So, if you’re planning to sell your home and were looking for the easiest way to show it at its best, now you know — have a chat to a helpful Wilson Storage team! Contact us here.


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