If you are preparing to sell your home, you already know about the concept of staging. While most people think about pretty flowers in the front yard and a perfectly set table in the dining room, the fact is that staging is much more than nice lifestyle elements. Staging is something that should be considered throughout the home; it’s creating a scene in which your buyers can envision themselves living a happy life there.

One of the most overlooked aspects of staging is the closet. The closet is seen as just a spot for storage, but it’s not out of sight, out of mind in this case. Buyers these days are looking for ample storage. They’ll open drawers and closets, and when they do, you want them to see a spacious place for their belongings.

We recently helped a client organize their closet as part of staging their home for sale and it made such a huge difference in how their home presented itself to buyers. Not only does an organized and well staged home appeal visually to potential buyers, it also shows them that the current owner takes pride in what could potentially be theirs.

Here are a few tips for staging your closets to attract buyers.

Declutter and Remove – Yes that old adage about less-is-more when it comes to home staging is true here too. First things first, clear the floor space. Remove anything you don’t absolutely need, such as out-of-season clothing and gear, moving boxes, etc.

Use Matching Hangers – This might sound odd, but replacing all your hangers with nice, new, matching hangers creates an organized look.

Add Storage Baskets and Bins– Adding bins and baskets creates more space and keeps like items together and easier to find. It also adds some visual interest to an otherwise pretty boring space.

Organize by Color – This is one of the easiest ways to make your closet seem more
luxurious. Once you have items arranged by color, then group by length as well.

Add Soft Lighting – Not too low, but gentle lighting makes the space seem bigger and
more inviting.

As part of your overall strategy, remember closets, drawers and other small spaces which might not seem as important make a big impact to buyers if done well.