After 15 years in the same place, there was a lot of stuff to pack up. My real estate agent suggested that I rent a storage unit as a way to clear out the house and make it easier to show. After hearing some of the comments from the first open house, I had to agree with him.
After renting the unit, I proceeded to box up a lot of my books, knick-knacks, and other stuff that seemed to be getting in the way of people seeing what a great house I was selling. After staging the rest of the furniture and giving the place a good cleaning, I got a great offer at the very next open house.
Let me tell you how renting a storage unit will help you sell your house faster, and make the move to the new place easier. You won't regret it.