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Selwyn Times: November 01, 2016

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2 12 [Edition datE] Selwyn Property SEPTEMBER 20 Selling your property? First impressions count, get rid of the clutter. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that getting rid of clutter is one of the keys to selling property fast and at a good price. Good storage systems can look cool in their own right, and help organise your clutter. Good storage ideas are abundant and all manner of products are available to make homes more minimalistic. While it’s nice to buy your storage from designer homewares stores, the likes of The Warehouse and Kmart sell many simple products for masking clutter. Fabric storage cubes are a great start for disguising the clutter. They fit neatly into shelves and wardrobes and thanks to competition from the big department stores, can cost $10 or less each. You’ll also find wicker, felt, cotton, woven and metal baskets for a song. Another clever idea, is to buy a cheap set of melamine shelves for use in your wardrobe. A set of shelves does much the same job as an expensive wardrobe fit out. You can move the shelf heights to accommodate shoes and boots. It looks good, but costs little. Another wardrobe organisation is a Wardrobe Starter Kit from Hardware stores. While you’re there, check out bicycle storage hooks as well. As well as being practical, storage products can make a design statement. The important thing is to be consistent. don’t, for example, buy storage cubes in different colours. If you’re looking for really clever home storage ideas take a tip from the tiny home movement. Catherine Foster who wrote Small House Living, downsized her life to under 90sqm and has interviewed Kiwis who live in architecturally designed homes of that size or smaller. Each and every house in Foster’s book uses storage effectively to tame their belongings. Some have done it on the smell of an oily rag, sometimes buying pre-cut heavy duty plywood that only has to be screwed together, she says. Garages and lofts are house vendors’ friends. The garage is one of the few places in the house that buyers won’t be put off by a little extra stuff, but the more that can be hidden away in stacked crates the better. Consider using flat pack cupboards that can be taken with you. “The most effective way of using these is to find a wall where the whole area can be covered floor to ceiling,” “Simple carpentry like this is dIY level if you’re handy, or get a handyman in for a few hours, but make sure it is excluded from the list of chattels on the sale agreement.” Loft spaces are often wasted space in Kiwi homes. A relatively cheap way to open up the space is to install a loft ladder. You will be amazed at what people use the additional storage space for, once they’ve installed it. Cheap clever storage ideas aren’t just limited to the interior of the house, garage and loft. The Warehouse, Mitre 10 & other hardware stores sell garden storage to hide away things usually left outside. Foldable garden storage boxes that cost from around $99 can be used to store garden tools, outdoor cushions and pool paraphernalia. The next step up is a cheap garden shed for around $200 upwards from Mitre 10, Bunnings Warehouse and other stores. Finally, if you’re looking for more inspiration Google “storage ideas”, search the same on Pinterest, or check out books on the subject from your local library. You’ll be amazed at how many everyday items can be repurposed for storage at the same time as adding design excellence to your home. New Stage Now Open Home sites from 480m 2 - 705m 2 Priced from $175,000 First National Real Estate Sue Mullins Barry O’Neill 021 244 1325 021 364 422 Visit Us Onsite 601 Birches Road, Lincoln, 7 days Noon - 4pm

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