By Crystal Ray, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Closets do not have to be huge to look impressive to home buyers. They want plenty of storage space, and they have to be able to imagine their belongings in your personal space. Even the smallest enclosed areas can be made to look more appealing to buyers. Use these simple storage space tips and staging tricks, and make your closets appear more impressive than ever.
Thin Out the Amount of Items in the Closets
When closets are filled from top to bottom and overstuffed with everything from off-season clothes to outerwear, they will look inadequate to home buyers. Instead of seeing storage areas that could be arranged in better ways, they will view the areas as insufficient. Thin out the amount of items in closets, and organize them accordingly. For example, use coat closets for current seasonal outerwear, and move seldom worn items to other locations. Implement vacuum seal bags and storage totes, and donate things that have not been used in the past two years.
Make the Most of Available Space with Shelving and More
If your closet organizers consist of nothing more than rods for hanging clothing and a single upper shelf, consider adding more shelving and multiple closet rods. It is not necessary to hire a professional to create storage that will make the closets more appealing to potential home buyers. Use freestanding cube shelving like the unit pictured, and consider adding a full length mirror to visually expand the space. A single mirror and stylish cube shelving can make a tremendous difference.
Make them Neat and Showroom Tidy
Neatness counts when trying to sell a home. After all, if it is not neat and clean while on the market, potential buyers will wonder if the working components have been ignored. Closets will be more appealing if the walls, shelving and flooring are clean. Take the time to get rid of cob webs, and be sure to clean the flooring. Closets are areas of the home that are most often neglected. When the doors are closed, messes are not visible. Potential buyers will be opening those doors and considering the amount of available storage space before making a final decision. Clean and organize your closets to make them more appealing. They are some of the most important areas of the home.
Source: Advice from Professional Home Stager, Kerry Collins