Maximize Your Home’s Appeal: Declutter With A MI-BOX Mobile Storage Unit

Posted on March 19, 2024

Re-staging your home helps to showcase its very best features

Depersonalizing and decluttering are both crucial steps when you’re preparing to sell your home. These efforts help potential buyers visualize themselves living in your home which can make the property more appealing and help speed up the selling process. The versatile MI-BOX mobile storage units from Kelowna’s Space Centre Storage offer a flexible and convenient solution for temporarily housing your personal items and excess furniture. It’s easy: the MI-BOX is delivered right to your driveway for you to load at your own pace. Planning is key to re-staging your home, so follow these tips for a seamless process:

Step 1: Create a moving and storage plan

  • Before booking your mobile storage unit, walk through your home and decide what needs to be stored away. Consider removing personal photos, memorabilia and louder items that might reflect your personal taste too strongly. Decorative blankets, pillows and rugs, for example, should be tasteful yet neutral.

  • A MI-BOX storage container takes up the space of an average parking space so estimate how much space you’ll need. It's better to overestimate to ensure you have plenty of room, especially as your experienced realtor might have extra suggestions for items to store away.

Step 2: Determine the larger items for your storage unit

  • Your goal is to make each room seem spacious, so clear out anything that makes your house look scruffy or crowded. You want potential buyers to mentally place their items in the spaces as they walk through your home. That favourite but cat-scratched armchair? Store for now!

  • Refuse to feel overwhelmed and tackle just one room at a time. Keep in mind the amount of space you’ve allowed with your MI-BOX and sort items into categories: what to keep, store, donate, or throw away.

Step 3: Pack your mobile storage unit wisely

  • Furniture items are easy to spot, but label your many storage containers clearly and create an inventory. This not only helps with organization but also makes it easier to retrieve items if needed.

  • Remember to use proper packing materials, storage boxes and moving blankets to protect your valuables while they are stored.

Step 4: Let Space Centre Storage Kelowna pick up the box for you!

  • The great thing about MI-BOX is your Kelowna storage experts will pick it up from your driveway whenever you’re ready. What’s more, you can still access it whenever you need to either add or retrieve items.

  • You can choose to have your portable mobile unit stored outside or in one of the climate-controlled buildings at Kelowna Storage - it’s up to you!

Step 5: Re-stage your home

  • Now you can rearrange what's left in your home to optimize the flow of each room and highlight the best features such as spaciousness and natural light.

  • You now have room to give your home a deep clean, as a fresh-smelling house is much more inviting to potential buyers.

  • Address any minor repairs that could make the home more appealing. This could be as simple as a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour or fixing a leaky faucet.

Moving can be stressful but let Kelowna Space Centre Storage ease the anxiety with their MI-BOX portable storage units that allow you to declutter at your own pace, in your own space. Depersonalizing your home will greatly enhance its appeal by creating a more neutral and spacious environment that allows buyers to imagine their own lives there. Ready to take the next step and get started on a new adventure? Reach out to the Kelowna self-storage experts today and contact them for more MI-BOX information and a quote!

If we’ve caught your interest, reach out to our storage solution experts at Space Centre Storage in Kelowna. We offer competitive rates on our MI-BOX containers and can get you outfitted with the container of your choice and on your way to a more organized life!

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