Ready Your Home For Sale or Just A Smaller Footprint

Ready Your Home For Sale or Just A Smaller FootprintMinimalizing your consumption and consumables is the most critical and long-term factor in minimalizing your carbon footprint. The smarter you eat, the less you consume, and the less clutter around your living space directly impacts the size of your carbon footprint.

Oftentimes, many of us do not realize nor achieve this living space minimalization until we have to get our home ready to be shown on the market. I’ve heard friends at the sale or downsizing stage of their lives exclaim, “Wish I had done it years ago and enjoyed the benefits”.

Here’s an infographic on how to ready your home for sale, or even if you’re not in the market to sell your home, here’s how to upgrade the living space while shrinking its carbon footprint.

According to the experts at The Rug Seller, The basic elements of home staging are simple, yet many house sellers either ignore them entirely or underestimate the impact they have on selling a home quickly and for a better price. Home staging goes beyond a bit of tidy and sprucing the place up. Home staging involves giving your house the best possible chance of being sold. This means thinking from a buyer’s perspective and making sure every base is covered.


For example, a buyer wants to be able to visualize themselves living in a home; that’s going to a lot harder if the house is full of your personalized items. Store the family snapshots and various achievements. This may seem a little over the top, but many studies have shown that buyers are incapable of looking beyond the furniture and decoration of a house to see its potential as a home for them. While there are professionals who can help you stage your home for that quick sale, this guide is designed to help those who want to do what they can themselves.

Therefore, these tips are all easy and have little to no cost to implement, yet could still improve your chances of selling your home quickly and for the asking price.

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Home Staging Infographic by The Rug Seller




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Keith Blizzard

A life-long environmentalist, Keith set out on the never ending journey of adjusting his lifestyle to a more sustainable one, with a goal of annually shrinking his carbon footprint. When he looked around for a dependable source of meaningful carbon footprint reduction ideas, it was pretty lame - so he launched Green Blizzard loaded with eco-friendly lifestyle tweaks. When he's not managing Green Blizzard, you'll find him on the trails around Mid Coast Maine with his trusty trail companion mutt, Moose.