It is typically tricky to lease your home if you have lived there for a long time. Personal memories connected to a home or any room within it must be eradicated before a home can be rented. Here are a few tips to help you along the path to a more rentable house.
Start by letting go of your personal bond with the room or house you want to lease. Everything must be fresh and new when you decide to lease your home. Disconnect yourself from the room or house in question. Alter the way you think about your home; now it is a commodity to be sold, like any other item one can find on a grocery store shelf.
Grieve over the loss of each room by entering and honestly saying goodbye to it. The past needs to remain that way and be forgotten. Eliminating personal pictures and other significant items will help you disassociate your feelings to your home. It will be less difficult to de-clutterize your home while you are in elimination mode. Consider this, if you haven't used something in more than a year, you probably do not need it.
You can purge your home of your personal belongings by removing all books from shelves and packing up all knickknacks. Your home will hold someone else's private knickknacks and you must allow the space for that to happen. The kitchen counters have to be clean and cleared of all of your belongings. The purging is really a helpful way to provide you with a head start for what you will have to do when it is time for you to move on.
A house with less furniture is always appreciated when homebuyers or renters are considering a property. Walking room and ample space to show the function of each room are important considerations unless the plan is to sell or lease the home with all of its contents. In order to create the illusion of a bigger room, store empty bookcases and remove extra inserts from a dining room table. Glance around and let yourself to think. Answers will come as to how to make your property more rentable.