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Decluttering and Home Staging In Tarrytown

If you’re considering listing your home for sale, decluttering and home staging are often a realtor’s first suggestion. Tarrytown Self Storage is part of the Westchester Self Storage family of facilities providing the expertise, locations and storage options to eliminate the stress of getting your excess items out of your home quickly, affordably and painlessly.

Self Storage Decluttering Options

We offer a Door-To-Store service that eliminates the need to hire or mover or persuade your family and friends to help you.

Our climate controlled storage units and facilities provide a moderated temperature that eliminates extreme fluctuations in temperature over the the course of the year. Your delicate, temperature sensitive and moisture sensitive items can be stored in a protected environment that keeps them safe from discoloration, odor, mold, mildew and ruin.

Self Storage Cedar closets provide an opportunity unique in the self storage industry and a first to Westchester County residents. Safely store your clothes, bedding and accessories in your own off-site, cedar closet.

Our Team of Highly Trained and Experienced Self Storage Experts is ready to assist you with decluttering and home staging references . . .
Call us today (914) 631-7867

Decluttering and Home Staging Room By Room

Here’s a room-by-room punch list to help get yourself organized, clutter free and ready for self-storage

decluttering and staging your den

Family Room / Den

  • Clean, dust and polish furniture
  • Clean out and organize cabinets and drawers
  • Clean TV, games and components
  • Check surge protectors and battery backups
  • Dust electrical connections
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  • Clean under sink cabinets
  • Discard old soaps, shampoos, moisturizers and cleaners
  • Check medication and discard expired ones
  • Clean the bathroom, toilet, shower and tub
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Laundry Room

  • Clean behind washer and dyer
  • Clean dryer lint trap
  • Clean dryer heat extraction vent
  • Consolidate laundry detergent bottles
  • Discard old detergents and cleaners
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Bedding & Linen

  • Discard torn linen and bedding
  • Wash blankets, linen and bedding
  • Place unused seasonal bedding into storage bins
  • Arrange climate controlled or cedar closet storage
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  • Dust, clean and polish furniture
  • Clean and organize cabinets and drawers
  • Clean TV, games and components
  • Check surge protectors and battery backups
  • Discard old items no longer in use
  • Arrange self storage for items not in use
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  • Throw out old boxes and supplies
  • Arrange tools and equipment
  • Sweep out thoroughly
  • Discard old items no longer in use
  • Arrange self storage for seasonal items not in season
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  • Discard expired household cleaners
  • Clean out the refrigerator
  • Discard expired packaged food
  • Box up dishes you no longer use
  • Consolidate food storage containers
  • Discard chipped mugs, dishes and plates
  • Discard old kitchen utensils
  • Discard old frayed dish towels or repurpose them as rags
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Home Office

  • Clean out cabinets and desk drawers
  • Restock supplies
  • Discard old papers & Shred sensitive ones
  • Clean computers, backup and update
  • Check surge protectors and battery backups
  • Dust desk, computer, electrical connections
  • Place prior year records in file box and arrange self storage
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  • Clean closet and place off season clothes and shoes into storage bin
  • Clean out drawers, dust dresser & nightstand
  • Discard old papers and shred sensitive papers
  • Clean computers, TVs and components, check surge protectors & battery back up
  • Place blankets storage bin and arrange self storage
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Items To Declutter From Your Home To A Storage Unit

Deciding what to declutter can become an overwhelming process. It doesn’t have to be. Here’s a quick list of items you should consider moving into storage temporarily or long-term for your decluttering and home staging:

  • Winter Jackets
  • Winter Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Winter shoes
  • Heavy blankets
  • Photo Albums
  • Computers not being used
  • Playstation and Xbox
  • Books
  • File boxes
  • Storage Bins
  • Decorative items
  • Antiques
  • Rugs
  • Artwork
  • Tools
  • Sporting equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Gardening supplies
  • Off season items

About Decluttering and Home Staging

Decluttering your house will assist you with organization and make season cleaning less of a chore. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming endeavor. If you go from room to room, you are more inclined to get through the process. Have a box or storage bin, a trash bag, labels and a felt tip marker with you when you enter each room. Finish decluttering the room before you get started with another room. Later on, whenever you are prepared to begin cleaning the biggest room, you’re going to be in a position to do it better since you’ve already started the procedure.

Organizing without decluttering in the very first place can provide you a false sense of tidiness. The point is to allow it to be simple to put things away after using them, every time. It’s advisable to repeat the decluttering process at least each change of season.

What Is Home Staging?

Home staging is temporarily decorating a home to present its best face forward, making it more desirable to buyers. When done right, staging accentuates your home’s best features and brings them front and center, creating a inviting atmosphere that spurs buyer’s imagination.

Why Stage your home?

Even in the hottest markets, like Westchester County, it’s more important than ever that your home stands out all the other homes buyers will see. It’s often not enough, in today’s competitive market, to simply put your home on the market as is and expect buyers to realize your home’s true potential. First impressions mean everything. The concept is to present a well organized, tastefully decorated home that’s free from clutter.

Home Staging Benefits?

  • Your home can sell faster
  • You can receive higher offers
  • Your home stands above and apart from the competition
  • Your home photographs better
  • Your agent can make a better presentation of your home

It’s hard to sell your home when buyers don’t connect with it. Think about placing the items and furniture you don’t need right now in a self storage unit near me. That creates a fresh palette for the home staging company to decorate your home to suit the target buyers who’ll be the most likely to make an offer.

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals says 95% of staged homes sell in an average of 11 days or less and sell for 17% more.

According to a 2015 survey by the National Association of Realtors, 32 percent of buyers’ agents believe staging increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by 1 to 5 percent and we’ve personally seen it go as high as 10 percent.

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Cedar Closet Units

Cedar Closet Storage Units

Where else can you rent your very own climate controlled, Cedar Closet unit?
Ideal for storage seasonal clothes, shoes, delicates and bedding, these units provide all the benefits of a cedar closet without the expense and hassle of building your own. Our onsite experts will assist you with everything you need to transform these units into the offsite cedar closet you always dreamed of. Visit our Cedar Closet Room page


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