Don’t underestimate the importance of staging your closets! Potential buyers will inspect closets so that they can determine the amount of storage space in your home.
You don’t need to put a lot of money into an expensive closest system or into custom shelving. The best way to stage your closets is to declutter, clean, brighten and organize!
Decluttering your closet can make the space appear larger. If potential buyers see your closets filled to the max, then they will perceive that your home does not have enough storage space. So, go through all the items in your closets and remove anything that you don’t use on a regular basis or anything that is off-season. The goal is to only have two-thirds (or less!) of the closet space filled. Consider packing up the extra items and renting space for them at a storage facility.
Clean your closets by sweeping/vacuuming the floors and dusting any light fixtures in the closets. Try using the Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean to remove marks off the closet walls. (Be sure to test the magic eraser in an inconspicuous spot on the wall first.) Painting the closet interior is an easy way to freshen it up.
Along with cleaning the light fixture in your closets, you can brighten the space by making sure that you are using the highest watt bulb recommended for the fixtures.
When organizing your closet, think perfectionist! All hangers should be the same kind, size and color. Use high-quality hangers, no wire hangers! And, all hanging clothes should be facing the same direction. Group similar clothing items together (jackets, pants, long-sleeved shirts, short-sleeved shirts, skirts). Clothes can be hung according to their color, going from light to dark. Make sure everything is up off the floor. Use racks to store your shoes. This will help the closet space appear larger. Avoid using extra storage boxes, but if you have to then use the clear ones. Also make sure you don’t have any worn or dirty clothing in the closet.
An added bonus to a neat and well-organized closet is that buyers will perceive you as someone who takes good care of your property… which includes your house!