Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could stage homes by taking all of our belongings and stuffing them into our closets? It would be a fast and easy solution, but the problem is that closets are part of your home and, therefore, have to be staged and presented in the best possible way, just as with any room in your house.
In fact, excellent closet space is a big draw for people looking for a home to buy, so potential buyers are likely to inspect your closets to get an idea of your home’s available storage space. Here’s how to best stage different closets in your home:
These most likely have clothes in them. Organize everything neatly with shirts and pants on hangers; shoes arranged nicely at the closet’s floor; and sweaters, sweatshirts and casual ware folded and placed neatly on shelves. If your closet appears to be over-crowded, get rid of items you no longer wear and put out-of-season garments in storage.
In Kids’ Rooms
These closets not only have clothes but can also be the home to toys, sports equipment, musical instruments and many other miscellaneous items. The key is to get rid of things your kids no longer use. Organize their clothes and put other items in storage bins.
Organize all towels, hand towels and wash clothes by color. Toss older towels that look worn out. If you store toiletries, soaps and shampoos in your bathroom closet, keep them neat and consider putting them in storage bins.
This is an important closet because it’s likely close to your home’s entrance, making it one of the first things visitors will look at. Don’t let it get overstuffed with coats during the winter, place some coats in other closets if necessary. Organize gloves and hats neatly on the shelf, and use hooks for items like scarves or kids’ backpacks.
To really take things up a notch with your closets, you can take steps such as making sure all hangers in a closet match and grouping clothes by colors or seasons. Keep the floors as clear as possible, dust shelves and sweep the floor regularly. Use organizers for items like belts and ties.