3. The Exterior - Take a critical eye to the perimeter of your property. Is there debris (garbage and construction materials from the last DIY project) lying around? Are garbage and recycling bins out in plain sight? What are the conditions of the roof and gutters? Is the paint peeling off the front door, trim or brick? Is siding covered in moss, or are the shutters askew? Does the landscaping need attention by a professional?
5. De-Clutter - There is no reason to have any cold weather clothing, holiday decorations, or seasonally used small appliances in your closets or cabinets right now. Start packing those off-season items now. Free up space with the goal of seeing as much closet floor space as possible. Consider having a tag sale of gently used and unwanted items, donate what does not sell and consider an off-site storage unit for items to keep.
Start now, then make sure to visit the blog again next week for Part 2 of 10 Essential Home Staging Tips. It's the only way to you can be confident your property will stand out from the competition.