Pre-Organized Closets: 10 Things That Make Buyers Bite
Just as stainless appliances convince buyers that they are better
cooks, closet organizers make buyers believe that they are better
homemakers. If your closets are unadorned, don't underestimate the importance of this easy addition.
make you feel secure and calm and people need that," notes designer Sue
Adams. And while you don't need to use high-end organizers, make sure
that the materials are up-to-date. "Twenty years ago, closet organizers
meant wire shelves. You can't slide anything over a wire shelf. You
can't even put a hanger in some of them," she says. Today's ideal would
be "melamine shelves, in bone or white, with some drawers and metal rods
to maximize storage," she says.
This organization shouldn't
stop in the closet - make sure your kitchen cabinets are orderly, too.
"If they open up a door and see a big pantry, but it's not organized
properly, it won't be as exciting as something already organized with a
place for everything," says real estate agent Theresa Evans.