hangers from the dry cleaner’s. • Box It: If your master bedroom closet has been used for storage, organize your belongings in boxes, not loose cardboard boxes. An alternative option is to the use the vacuum bags for seasonal items, which saves space and offers an elegant alternative. • Rack ‘Em Up: If you have a large collection of shoes, place a shoe rack on the floor and against the back wall. Alternatively, if you purchase a hanging rack, you can leave for space to open up the closet even more.
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Repair any damage in the closet. This is best done with an empty closet, especially for repainting. Change burnt-out lightbulbs, polish the doorknobs, and make sure that doors (especially sliding doors) move freely and easily.
Keep your closet dry and freshly scented. This is especially true if you have pets that like to use your closet as a hiding place (or worse, their own private litterbox). Moisture-removing products can help your closet stay mold-free, but don’t leave these items in the closet during the showing. “Open scents” that make one want to breathe deeply are encouraged. Think of fresh cedar chips or sandalwood. The odor should draw you inward. And it should most definitely not smell like mothballs, which not only suggests that the house has a pest problem, but also makes the home seem more intended for an aging relative.
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