Clear out the coat closet
Sure, you could push as many puffy winter coats in here as possible and create a slush pile of odds and ends so that they’re not cluttering up other rooms. But this is a high impact area—so at least focus on getting the floor clear, says Lisa Vaisvila, owner of Chicago-area Home Staging By Lisa. “This gives the appearance of space—and everyone wants to know there’s space for their stuff,” she says. Don’t miss these secrets to a tidy hallway.
Switch with the seasons
While clearing out the packed coat closet, consider what season your home is portraying, which helps people picture themselves moving in now. If there are lots of winter coats, snow boots, and heavy clothes in the closets and it’s spring, move these out in favor of lighter wear. Here’s permission to toss these items from your closet for good.