Research has found that summertime and in particular August, is the most popular time to move house. So, if you’re looking to sell, now is the perfect time to declutter and show off your home’s full potential, ready for all those potential buyers out there.

Take a look at these helpful hints and tips to get you started….


First impressions count

Kerb appeal is not a myth! If your house can make a good first impression, you have much more chance of enticing those potential buyers! First things first – make sure the front doormat is in good condition or get a new one. You don’t want to put people off before they even step foot inside. Ensure windows are clean and the front door is in adequate nick. This helps with that all important initial look and feel of a property.

Get your marigolds on and get cleaning

Ensure all rooms are as sparkly and clean as they possibly can be. Giving the house a once over, including cleaning away cobwebs and dust can really make all the difference for potential buyers.


Buyers can often get put off by lots of ‘stuff’ in rooms, as it can make it hard for them to visualise their own things in there. Try and remove all unnecessary items from the rooms and either place in suitcases out of the way while all viewings are happening or pop in storage. Take a look at our handy options here for this.


For all types of storage options, to help with your house move, be it you need to rent for a while in between moves or store larger items away while you stay with friends or family – we’re here to help! Give us a call on 01189 402277 or drop us an email to and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.


Sources: Rightmove, Savills