Looking to sell your home? Declutter with short-term storage

Ballards Removals - Lincoln self storage yard with storage containers

Any estate agent would tell you that having a decluttered house can definitely help you to sell your home or attract a higher offer.

Presentation is absolutely key when you’re taking photos and hosting viewings because it helps your property look more appealing, and allows prospective buyers to visualise living their own lives in your home. Whereas books, toys and laundry may be a more authentic vision of a lived-in home, a tidy house will look bigger, cleaner and more attractive.


Temporary storage: the perfect solution

If you plan to spruce up your home ready for sale, short term storage is a great way to store your furniture and possessions so they don’t get in the way. It can also make things much easier if you’re planning to give it a fresh lick of paint to look extra nice.

Every buyer knows that they should be looking at the house itself, rather than judging it by its contents, but none of us can help being a little swayed by its presentation.

When you put your home up for sale, it’s worth remembering that by storing away those unnecessary items, your home will look much more spacious and tidy. 

Clearing the clutter and making small repairs will really help to put the buyer’s mind at ease, and even add value in some cases. 


How Ballards can help you 

Ballards can safely pack, collect and store your items and simply re-deliver once you’ve moved into your new home. 

We offer many different storage services – whether it’s a temporary storage solution for just a few days or weeks or a longer period of time, we can safely store your furniture and possessions in our purpose-built warehouse or containers. 

Our storage facilities are based at our secure site, next to the A1 with easy access to Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. 

24-hour self storage

One of our most economical services that we offer is 24-hour self storage – it is safe, flexible and accessible, and features round the clock security. 

We have installed both CCTV and alarm systems across the site to ensure that your belongings remain secure. For extra peace of mind, all of our alarms are directly connected to the police and emergency services. 

Our storage containers are weathertight, waterproof, and measure a total of 20ft x 8ft x 8ft, giving you loads of room to store all manner of furniture and bric-a-brac. You will have round the clock access to the site, and materials such as blankets and packaging will be available for use when packing or unpacking. 

We offer two sites with 24-hour self storage; one based in Lincoln, and the other in Markham Moor in Nottinghamshire, just off the A1 – meaning we’re never too far away from you. 


What should I put in storage when selling my home?

You can store most items, but here are some suggestions if you’re struggling on where to start: 

  • Personal belongings such as books, book cases, photographs & souvenirs
  • Out of season clothes (that you won’t miss for a short while!) – you could even store your whole wardrobe if it’d help your house look better!
  • Children’s toys that can’t be hidden away for viewings
  • Appliances, such as coffee machines and slow cookers
  • Tables, chairs and sofas which might make a room look crowded 
  • Garage items – it’s worth showing prospective buyers the extra storage space that a garage can offer, free of clutter
  • Excess garden furniture, especially if the weather isn’t great
  • Exercise equipment

To explore all of our short term storage options, please head to our website or contact us for more information and a free, no obligation quote. 

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