4 items better off in storage when selling your home

Finding it difficult to shift your London property on the market? While it may be hard for you to dramatically increase the value of properties in your area, there are some things you can do to make your property more attractive to sellers. One of these things is improving the presentation of your property.

Clutter in your house can make it unattractive to prospective buyers. It doesn’t matter that it won’t be there when you leave; it’s there now. But there is a great solution: store your clutter away in a self storage unit.

Here are four examples of items that might be holding back your house sales:

Spare Items

If you have anything spare lying around your home, then perhaps it’s time to get rid of it. Prospective buyers don’t want to see your old couch in your spare ‘storage’ room; they want to see a spacious ‘guest’ room.


Clothes can also affect how someone views your house. Much like spare appliances, clothes that you no longer wear also affect how much storage space your buyers are seeing. You don’t need to get rid of these clothes – just put them into personal storage until you move.


Clutter doesn’t just stifle storage space – it can also suffocate how spacious a room appears to a seller. If you’re particularly sentimental, you may have an endless stream of photo frames all over your tables and walls. Or maybe your fridge is covered in magnets from Shetland to Sydney. Clear it out, store it away and allow potential buyers to better see how your property could be their ideal home. If your home has too much of your personality, they will struggle to see past that.

Bicycles and Blockages

Lastly, it’s time to store away your bike. A bicycle by the doorway that your potential buyers have to squeeze past instantly tells prospective buyers that the property is cramped – a bad first impression. The same goes for anything that is blocking any walkways. You want the property to seem as open and as inviting as possible.

You don’t need to get rid of these beloved items – you just need to put them in a self storage unit on a short-term basis. Get in touch with us at Chelsea Self Storage to see how we can help you.