Cleaning Out Your Closet

Dated: May 11 2020

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The truth is, we know your closet isn’t as organized as it could be. We know that you probably stand in your closet periodically and think about how in the world you ran out of space so quickly! We know, because we’ve all been there and lucky for you, we’re here to help!

If you’re trying to sell your house in Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Tea or surrounding areas, don’t use closets as a space to store things you don’t want buyers to see. Buyers always look in the closets. The first thing they’ll think if the closets are overflowing: If there’s not enough space for them, there isn’t enough space for us.

A general rule of thumb: Remove close to half of everything in your closet while trying to sell. First, think about the following questions.

  • Does it fit?
  • Have I worn it in the past year?
  • Am I going to wear this again?
  • If I were shopping right now, would I buy this?
  • Is this currently in style?
  • Do I feel confident when I wear this?

Clothes that you can’t part with but don’t need right away can go into storage. Hang the clothes that are left on all the same type of hanger (No wire hangers, please!), organized by style and color. Make sure there are space intervals between hangers. Think your local Sioux Falls retail store! Folded items should be color blocked as well, with the darkest on the bottom.

A few other ideas? Clear off the floors and vacuum. This includes shoeboxes—invest in shoe racks—and storage items. An empty floor gives the illusion of lots of space. You should have at least 20% of clear space on your shelves, as if planning to fit in more clothes.

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