Tips and tricks for renting out your home

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Whether you’re renting out your house for tenants, or you’re opening the doors to holidaymakers, you’re going to need to find somewhere to store all your personal belongings. Thankfully, we can help!

Here are some of the best tips and tricks to consider when you’re preparing to rent your home.

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Not everything has to go

Depending on how you’re renting out your home, you may not need to remove everything from it. If you’re keeping it half-furnished, or if you’re renting it as a holiday home, at least some of your furniture will stay, and there’s no reason why you can’t leave other things there too!

If you have too many books or DVD’s to keep in your own home, why not store some in your rented property to entertain the inhabitants? That way you don’t have to get rid of your extensive collection of novels or films, and your renters may even strike up a conversation with you about them.

Make room for renters

This tip is especially prevalent if you’re renting out your property just for the holidays and are intending to return to it. While it may feel nice to leave it exactly as you left it, it can be quite unwelcoming to people staying there to have all of your personal things, such as photographs and albums, around the property or objets d’art that might get damaged.

Create the illusion of space by storing these objects before your tenants arrive – that way you haven’t disposed of anything you might want, and you can bring it all back into your home once they have moved out again. Why not use a self-storage unit; available in a variety of sizes, they can be tailored to suit your requirements and are easily accessible to you if you realise you need something!

Get your home’s best side

Once you have made some room in your home and it’s ready to have someone else move in, make sure to advertise it with bright, good-quality pictures. You don’t want bad lighting or blurry images spoiling the appeal of your wonderful home!

Take photos that help your guests picture themselves in the property. Make rooms look welcoming and comfortable, depending on how you’re advertising it, and make sure they’re representative of the actual space.

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Make an inventory

No matter how you’re renting your property, if you’re leaving objects of furniture or items available for tenants while they’re there, make sure you’ve made an inventory before they move in of everything that you’ve added to the property and everything you’ve removed to put in storage.

That way, when the time comes for them to move out, or return home after their holiday, you can check and know exactly what should be in the property and your self-storage unit, so you can see if they’ve left anything behind.

Cleanliness is imperative

There’s nothing worse than walking into a property and it being messy.  Therefore, before renting out your home, make sure that you’ve given it a good clean. Get things out the way and dust all those hard to reach corners, and get a hoover behind the sofa. That way, the first impression that people get when they see your home will be a positive one, and their experience will start off on a good note.

If you’re renting your home out this summer for holidaymakers, or thinking of a more long-term rental situation for tenants, you can always store the things you can’t keep there in a self-storage unit like the ones at CitySpace Storage.  With around the clock security, 24-hour access, packing supplies and a removal service, we can help make renting your home a breeze.

 

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