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Don’t Break the Bank: Staging Your Franklin Home

Putting your home on the market, soon? Don’t forget to stage your Franklin home! When you hear about staging your home, you might be thinking that you need to spend a pretty penny to make your home more appealing to buyers. However, this is not always the case. Here are a few ways that you can stay on your budget when staging your Franklin home and not break the bank.

Make your home more spacious.

Since knocking down walls isn’t exactly budget-friendly when it comes to making your home more spacious, consider decluttering! Did you know that by decluttering your home, you can receive over 400% ROI? Since you’re practically guaranteed a return on your investment by decluttering your home, make sure you are smart about it!

One way to declutter is by selling items that you no longer need, especially if you can get a substantial amount of cash in return for them. Think large-scale items like furniture, appliances and electronics. There are plenty of ways to sell items online from Facebook Marketplace to apps like OfferUp. Of course, decluttering your home so your home does not look stuffed to the brim is a good place of reference when you’re staging your home. Secondly, you can stow away items in boxes or containers. And don’t think you have to rent a unit to conceal them and accrue a fee in the process. Instead, stack your storage boxes neatly in your garage or attic. Buyers know that some areas need to be used as storage’just do so in an organized way.

Deep clean your home.

Deep cleaning your Franklin home doesn’t have to cost a fortune! And you don’t even have to hire a professional cleaning service. Skip the assistance of the pros and deep clean your home with a little bit of elbow grease, affordable products and some DIY cleaning solutions. Once you’ve decluttered, your home is primed for a deep cleaning. Start by gathering your supplies. You can easily clean with just white vinegar, baking soda and water. By making a solution with half white vinegar and half water and adding it to a spray bottle, you can use it as an all-purpose cleaner for your countertops, floors and bathrooms. When you’re tackling tougher residue, sprinkle some baking soda to the area and either spray your solution or apply straight vinegar onto the area for easier cleaning. And forget paper towels for cleaning! Simply use an old toothbrush or affordable scrubber, then wipe away surfaces with budget-friendly microfiber cloths (which can be washed and reused).

Upgrade your curb appeal.

Giving your curb appeal a facelift is very easy to do while staging your Franklin home on a budget. Because curb appeal is so crucial for buyers, as this is the first impression your home will make, you don’t want to skimp on this step. Start by mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and tidying the yard. Since buyers tend to drive by the home at different times during the day to gauge traffic and the overall feel of your neighborhood, make it easy to see your home. Make sure all of the light bulbs have been changed and have your exterior lights turned on, then go the extra mile by adding lights along your walkways. These cost as little as one dollar making them perfect for a tighter budget. Lastly, how does your porch look? Consider repainting the front door and getting a new doormat for a cost-effective upgrade that’ll make a lasting impression on buyers and get your home sold in no time!