Home Staging Storage Checklist
When the goal is to stage your Maryland or Washington, DC home, you want everything looking immaculate. That can be very hard to do in a place you or your client has been calling home for years! Clutter abounds and you searched for a solution—now you’re planning to use temporary home staging storage to free up space and get things in shape.
It’s a good idea, but one that is best done with a plan. If you’re looking to get the most out of your home staging storage, then follow along. We have a checklist and set of tips you won’t want to miss!
Preparing to Use Self-Storage for Home Staging
Create a List of All Items That Need to be Stored
The home staging, selling, and closing process is a complex and exhausting one. It’s very easy for things to get lost in the cracks – and you certainly don’t want any of those things to be yours. Take the time to organize your home and identify any items that are best stored and add them to a list.
From here, you can:
- Declutter by donating or junking – While you have everything organized, you can take the time to decide whether anything is best done away with.
- Gather materials for storing – With a good list, you can accurately determine how many supplies you need, and what kind. This helps cut costs by avoiding overstocking packing materials.
- Keep track of your stored items – When you’re done and you’ve made the sale, you’ll want to be sure all of your stored items are exactly where you left them. The list can do this easily.
Locate the Right Local Storage Company
An experienced moving and storage company can be worth its weight in gold, if not more. You want a company that offers sufficient, affordable storage options. Even better, pick Maryland movers that offer packing, hauling, and unpacking services. You have plenty to worry about as it is, and many moving companies offer great deals on packing and storing services.
Be sure to contact your candidates as soon as possible in advance so you can reserve your storage. Don’t forget to get a quote!
Determine Whether You Need Temperature-Controlled Storage
Does your list of items feature any important papers, electronics, fabrics, antiques, heirlooms, or any other sensitive items that might be damaged if exposed to moisture or other elements? If so, climate-controlled storage offers a great advantage and will ensure your valuables are left unscathed by your home staging project.
Consider the Potential Advantages of Portable Storage
Portable storage units can be delivered right to your door. They offer a number of advantages, not the least of which is very flexible scheduling. You can have portable storage delivered well ahead of when you need your items stored, meaning you can take your time making sure everything is properly packed away.
Portable storage gets even better if you plan on moving after you sell your home. Everything is already packed up, and your portable storage units can be delivered to your new home no trouble, regardless of distance!
Home Staging Storage in MD, VA, and DC
Are you looking for top-quality storage units during your home staging? Georgetown Moving and Storage Company has you covered! Whether you just need a simple storage solution, or you want our experienced movers to pack and haul for you, we’re glad to provide top-notch service and secure storage solutions to all of our clients.