If you are looking to sell your North Virginia or Washington D.C. metro area home, then there’s a good chance you’re also considering staging your home for sale or at the very least, making it as tidy as possible with your existing furnishings. Parents will understand however that this can be a difficult task when children are involved regardless of their ages. Not only do you have to worry about preparing your home for sale, but you have to be concerned with making sure your children are comfortable and entertained during the transition as well.

At UNITS Moving and Portable Storage, we know that moving can be a difficult experience. That is why dedicated to making the moving and storage experience easy for our customers with our helpful tips and tricks. Our state-of-the-art portable storage containers can make your house staging and moving experience a breeze and more importantly, afford you the opportunity to move at your own pace, simply relocating some unwanted items before your move to help prep your home for sale. Here are a few other tips to help prep your home for sale in families with children.

Declutter Your Home

If you have children, then it’s pretty likely that you have a lot of clutter laying around: old clothes that they’ve grown out of, broken or outdated toys, and general house clutter. The first step in staging your home is decluttering all the unused stuff that have been sitting around.Toys and clothing in good condition can be sold online or at a yard sale. You can also donate your unwanted items to charities like Goodwill or to shelters. Many sellers opt to rent a storage unit when decluttering to store items they intend to keep or larger items like furniture and appliances. 

Decide on Necessary Toys/gadgets

If your children are older, then it’s likely that they understand the importance of this transition. However this transition can be tough for younger children. When staging your home with kids, it’s essential to determine which items are crucial for keeping your kids engaged during the staging process. These can be items like a favorite book, favorite toys or even a tablet. Having methods of keeping your children entertained is important for helping them manage the transition. 

Ask for/hire Help

Staging your home for sale can be an endeavor, especially when you have children running around. During the process of staging your home, it can be useful to ask for help or hire the help of professionals. The help of friends and family can make staging your home much easier. Alternatively, you can seek the help of professional house stagers. While this can be expensive, the increase in the value of your home is well worth your investment. 

Keep the Kids Away If Possible

If you’ve spent money and time staging your house, the last thing you want is for your children to ruin your perfectly staged home. Think of things to do to keep them occupied. During the school year, a good option is to have your kids stay with their grandparents during the weekend so that they have little time to be bored.

UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of North Virginia is dedicated to making the moving and storage experience simple and affordable for our customers. That is why we provide tips and tricks to help ease your transition.Our patented storage containers are the perfect solution for staging your home for sale.


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