Maybe I’m just curious, maybe it’s the booklover in me – but I absolutely LOVE looking at all the various items people display on their bookshelves.
In a way I see it as a summary of their life’s journey so far… all the books they have read, random beautiful things they’ve picked up over the years, photographic memories, trophies, etc.
As years go by, the shelf reflects a charming accumulation of keepsakes, until it’s time to sell the house. In pursuit of trying to make it look presentable to the market, people realise that their shelves look nothing like the dreamy images you see in magazines.
But don’t worry. As professional Home Stagers, we see this day in-day out and are more than happy to help! These are our 5 Tips for some Shelf-Care!
1. Remove Personal Items
When it comes to selling your house, you want to allow the potential buyers to imagine themselves living in it. That means anything that resembles your life needs to go. It may sound harsh, but trust us when we say it makes a huge difference!
That means all your family photos, hobbies, personal hygiene products…. They all need to go.