There are a lot of things to think about when you’re in the process of selling your house and moving — storing some of your belongings and organizing your home are a couple of those things. This is especially true if you’ve caught yourself saying, “I’m trying to sell my house, but nobody wants to make an offer.”

It’s not that your house needs a lot of repairs, but you could have a lot of clutter affecting how potential buyers perceive your home. Check out these storage and organization tips to help your home look more appealing.

If you need to sell your home in Arlington right away, contact Honeybee Home Buyers. It’s music to our ears when someone reaches out to us and says, “I need to sell my house as soon as possible!”

Store 80%

On average, people use 20% of their belongings 80% of the time. So, the key here is to identify what the other 80% is and get it out of the way. Not only will this simplify your daily life, but it will also make keeping your home clean for showings easier, as well as make your home look more inviting to potential buyers.

It can be difficult to decide what exactly you should store, but remember that you’ll be able to get it all back. Think about your bookshelf filled to the edges with titles you’ve read and reread several times already. Those can probably go in storage. The same goes for your China bone dish set that you only use on Easter, as well as the display case you keep it in.

Once you get started, you’ll be surprised by how much you can remove from your home. It will also make the moving process easier when 80% of your belongings are already packed.

Baskets, Bins & Shelving

Storage containers are your best friend while you’re selling your house and moving. While you think your belongings are safe and sound crammed away in drawers and closets, potential buyers are going to want to check out those storage spaces.

This is the perfect time to implement an organization system that you can take with you from your old house to your new one. Use baskets in your pantry to organize your boxed and canned food, purchase drawer dividers to keep your silverware organized and your junk drawer less junky, and, finally, put your tupperware in organizers that will keep them from toppling over.

This does for other areas of your home as well. Drawer separators are also great for bathrooms, as well as acrylic organizers.

When it comes to your closets, identify what they’re mainly used for. If your linen closet has stacks of sheets and towels so tall that they fall over, consider installing shelves a little closer together so you can have smaller stacks but still make use of the vertical space.

In bedroom closets, think about installing shelves or hanger bars depending on how many articles of clothing you hang and how many you fold.


If all of this is overwhelming for you because all you can think is, “I need to sell my house now,” then don’t stress! Just call Honeybee Home Buyers. We purchase houses exactly as they are, quickly, and with cash.