So, you figure you’re ready to put your house on the market. The inside staged and the street appeal is at its full potential. Wait a minute, better check the garage. Woops, you have your last 5 sets of clubs, with all the most honest golfer and bowling trophies, a couple of old lawn mowers an old fridge and boxes of stuff from your kids that have long since moved away. You haven’t got room to park even one of your cars in the double garage let alone give a potential buyer a feeling of spacious order. Here are a few tips to get that space “ship shape”.
Tackle the clutter first. Take a weekend to go through everything in your garage and decide what to toss, donate and store. You want to give the potential buyer an impression of space.
Get busy cleaning. Tackle the dust, dirt and grime. Sweep the floors and check the walls. There are usually old spider webs and spiders that you’ll want to get rid of.
Freshen up the space. Fix up the walls of the garage, and make sure to fill in any holes. Then you can spiff up the whole space if you like with a fresh coat of paint. If you really want to go all out, you can add an epoxy floor coating.
It’s a good idea to store similar items near each other. Sports gear in one area, gardening items in another. You can use hooks to hang odd-shaped items, such as rakes and hoes, on the walls
Make use of shelves. To organize any miscellaneous items you’re keeping in the garage and to show buyers how they might store their things.
In the end, you invest a weekend of time and a small money but the return on investment is well worth it.
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