The decision to move homes isn’t one to undertake lightly. While it can be challenging to figure out when it is just you and your partner, adding children to the mix can make it harder. They may have some reservations about the move, especially if they’re older and have lived in that home all their lives. However, once you have committed to moving, you must prepare the house for sale. Doing so with children around can be a bit of a struggle. However, it is possible to do with these tips on staging a house for sale with kids!Here are some tips for staging your home with kids around!Click To Tweet
Speak to a realty broker about staging a house for sale
Sorting out your home on your own can involve a lot of work. While you may be able to stage your home, you might not have the means to market it.
Compass may be in an excellent position to let buyers know your home is listed for sale. They may also be able to look at your home in its current condition and make suggestions.
These could help entice potential buyers to either view your home, make an offer, or even help to increase your home’s value. This may be especially important if you don’t have the time to do this yourself.
Take precautions when making home staging updates
Before you list your home for sale, you may want to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. Doing so can be quite a long job, especially if you also need to deal with ceilings and baseboards. However, it's an essential step in staging a house for sale.
When your children are at home, you might also want to think about how you can get this work done without them making a mess or being affected. Due to this, it could be beneficial to reduce their exposure to the room being painted as much as possible.
Using non-toxic paints and opening windows could also be a good idea. Ideally, it would be easier to paint while they are at school or at a friend’s house.
Get them involved with some decluttering
While there are several tasks you might not want your children around for, some work could be given to them. They may have possessions that, realistically, don’t need to come with you when you move.
Teaching your children to declutter could give them the autonomy to choose what to keep and what gets donated or trashed. This could help them feel like they have a bit more control in the move and mean one less thing you need to do, meaning you all win.
Final Thoughts on Staging a House for Sale
Selling your home can be a struggle at the best of times. When your children are around, you may want to find ways to make that sale without compromising on the welfare of your family.
Getting them involved will not only make them more comfortable with the idea of moving but also allow you to gain assistance with the prep work.
Great tips! I especially like the idea about the non-toxic paint (not just for kids!). You know there are fingertips and crayon marks somewhere, but the new paint has to be safe.
Home Jobs By Mom
Oh yes! Kids leave all kinds of marks everywhere which can make staging a home hard
These are great tips, thanks for sharing! I can see why it may be difficult to stage your house for sale when the kiddos are around! I love the idea of having them help out, I’m sure it makes them not only understand better but feel included and more excited about the process.
Home Jobs By Mom
Kids make staging a home harder since they tend to be messy and have a lot of belongings scattered everywhere. We hope these tips help!