All-in-One Tool to Recover Office Documents, Media Files, and Emails

In a cleaning spree of my PC, I accidentally deleted a partition which had important office folders and photos of my family vacations. Now salvaging these important files was a task in hand as the files were now beyond my Recycle Bin.

I know, Windows has this life saving feature which technically do not delete data permanently unless it is overwritten but in my case the data was deleted permanently and a smart data recovery software is the solution to my problem. I started looking online for various available data recovery solutions and zeroed in on Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Home. The software promises complete office documents recovery, media files recovery, and emails recovery. Since my office folder was mix of spreadsheets, PDF files and PowerPoint presentations, I felt Stellar’s data recovery product would be a good pick.

Here’s my data recovery experience that I want to share with you. The Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Home performance is reviewed on below parameters:

  1. User Interface
  2. File type recovery – Office document, multimedia file, and emails
  3. Recovery from lost partitions & other storage devices
  4. Scanning efficiency
  5. Form in which data is recovered
  6. Recovery success rate
  7. Technical support
  8. Recovery time
  • User Interface

I ran the software on my Windows system and it finished the process in just 4 simple steps –

  • Select what to Recover

  • Select Location from where to Retrieve

  • Scan

  • Recover and save

I found the interface so intuitive that even a novice who is not a computer expert can do office documents recovery, photo recovery, or email recovery etc., easily. So Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Home surpasses other data recovery products in this arena, which is definitely very important for a user.

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  • File Type Recovery – Office Documents, Multimedia Files, and Emails

The software provides recovery of different types of data files whether MS office files, photos, videos, audios, spreadsheets, emails or archive files. I was able to seamlessly recover all types of files. In fact it supports recovery of over 300 file types, which is amazing.

  • Recovery from Lost Partitions & other Storage Devices

The Stellar software proved to be an efficient recovery tool for lost partition, as in my case. Just select “Can’t Find drive” option to recover data from lost or inaccessible partitions or drives.

The software also recovers from other storage media – including from external hard drive, SSD, USB flash drive, pen drive, SD cards, CDs/DVDs etc.

  • Scanning Efficiency

I liked the scanning part, which it does at two levels – Quick Scan and Deep Scan. Intricate Deep Scan is designed to recover data from formatted or corrupt storage. Although, when the software is unable to find your desired files in Quick Scan it automatically switches to Deep Scan, I opted for Deep Scan in the initial phase on Select Location screen, for thorough search of my files.

  • Form in which Data is Recovered

Getting back large number of files and folders in a disorganised way can make you crazy. But I was surprised to see all my lost data in the Filtered Tree option that made sorting the desired files easier. They are listed under – File Type, Tree View and Deleted List for smooth wading through the files. Also, a Preview option lets you view your files before you choose to save them.

So a thumbs up for this feature for making things easier!

  • Recovery Time

With Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery it took me little longer to recover lost partition via Deep Scan while Quick scan is a faster option. But then the recovery time depends upon the size of the hard disk or partition too.

Although, to shorten the recovery time the software guide recommends:

  • Turn off preview mode to enhance the scan speed
  • Choose the specific folder or file types you want to scan rather than performing complete drive scan

Recovery Rate

Now this makes the Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery a great performer compared to its competitors. I was able to recover my complete data, i.e., 100% data recovery rate – a prime requirement for all those who somehow lost their data.

Technical Support

Along with its robust features, Stellar offers an active technical support for the software. For any query or issue you can contact its customer support available 24/7 via mails, chat or call. As a user, I feel it is mandatory for any solution provider to assist and satisfy its customers who have bought its products.


Since I recovered my complete data, the software is definitely a first choice for me. Apart from partition deletion as in my case, it works efficiently under varied data loss situations occurring due to corrupt hard drive, virus attack, software issue, formatting, or system failure etc.

Finally, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Home presents superior quality, great performance and user satisfaction. It makes the stressful data recovery task into seamless activity. I strongly recommend it for all types of Windows data recovery. An all-in-one tool, worth a buy!

Merry Christmas Memes

Merry Christmas Meme: Hey There! Are you looking for Merry Christmas Meme? If yes then you are here at the right place. Here at Merry Christmas Site  we have  published  Merry Christmas Meme.


Christmas is an extraordinary celebration all over the world. The introduction of Jesus Christ is recognized as Christmas. Christmas is praised on December 25th of consistently. Well in front of the festival day, you can see Christmas trees all over the place. Individuals adorn their homes and place Christmas trees inside their homes too with lights and decorations on it. Numerous Christians direct hymns on roads to raise philanthropy. In Western nations, individuals appreciate Christmas the entire month. Upon the arrival of Christmas, they trade presents and Christmas Cards. Santa Clause Claus gives away presents to the kids.

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Learn how fire alarm systems save precious lives!

There is nothing that you wouldn’t do to protect your loved ones from harm’s way. Keeping them safe is a priority, be it at home or outside. No matter how cautious you are, life is unpredictable and accidents do happen! The most you can do is find ways to prevent anything bad from happening and if they do happen, minimize injury to your loved ones!

Installing security systems and fire alarm systems from fire equipment services Melbourne is one way to prevent any accident from happening or escalating to a point of no return. You may not think of getting a fire alarm system installed in your home or workplace but it is an established fact that having a fire alarm system can save precious lives and minimize damage to your property.

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why an alarm system is a must in your household and workplace!

An Advance Warning

Fire alarm systems can save the lives of your loved ones by giving out an advance warning. Most fire alarm systems can detect smoke and heat even before you can see an actual fire.

For example, water heaters are usually kept in basements and a heat-sensitive fire alarm system can easily detect rising temperatures, due to a malfunctioning water heater, and sound an alarm well before an actual fire. Similarly, if something is burning on a stove and you are not there at that particular moment, the fire alarm system can pick up the smoke and ring an alarm before there is any fire!

This gives you an advance warning to not only find the source of fire, if there is any, but also helps in keeping your loved ones safe. Regular testing of your fire alarms from Jim’s fire testing services ensures that they are working properly! 

Fire Alarm Systems and Local Fire Stations

Imagine having a fire break out in your home. There would be sheer panic and chaos. Your first priority would be to get yourself and your family out of the house.

In all of this chaos, you might be losing precious time to inform the local fire station. This can lead to extensive damage to your property and the fact that there may be a delay in getting some first aid. Firefighters are the first to respond to any type of emergency and they are not only skilled in putting out fires or saving people but they are also highly skilled in providing first aid to the injured on the spot.

Modern fire alarm systems are connected to your local fire station and whenever the alarm in your home or office rings, the fire station is automatically informed about a fire. This saves a lot of time and in hindsight, a lot of lives!

Some Handy Tips for Your Fire Alarm Systems!

  • Just like you maintain your electrical appliances or your vehicles, it is important that you regularly get your fire alarms tested. Jim’s fire testing services ensure that your alarms are periodically tested to check if they are working properly. Similarly, getting your fire extinguishers and safety blankets tested is also important as they can help in preventing the spread of fire as soon as the alarm rings.
  • Whether you are at home or your office, lay out an emergency exit plan and make sure that there is fire drill every now and then so that everyone in your household/ office is up-to-date and doesn’t panic in the face of an emergency!
  • Install a fire alarm in every room to ensure maximum safety!


Fire Alarm Systems Are a Necessity Which Is Often Over-looked! Accidents Are Unpredictable but Can Be Prevented!

Nokia 7:Misses By a Hair

Nokia’s was one of the world’s greatest phone brands and was the dominant player in the post-2010 era of feature phones and smartphones. It was also a beloved brand in India, and some of us trusted Nokia more than we trust our spouses. It had some of funkiest and innovative looking devices back when it reigned supreme, and they were tough as tanks.  

Nokia was brought back to life recently by the folks at HMD global after its catastrophic fall at the hands of Microsoft, and since then, they have been on a roll, and it seems that they are finally gaining market share slowly. They have released a ton of different devices starting with the Nokia 2, which is their low end offering to the Nokia 8, which is their fastest offering yet. The review today, however, is for the Nokia 7, which is a device that is a step down from the Nokia 8 but is actually a teaser for the upcoming Nokia flagship, the Nokia 9. So, how does it fare against the industry big guns and more importantly how does it fare against its competitors at the same bracket? Let’s find out

Design and Display:

There is no denying that the Nokia 7 is a gorgeous device. It has an all-glass body, wrapped in Gorilla glass 3. It sits on Aluminium 7000 series chassis and gives the device a nice and solid and premium feel. It was really thoughtful of Nokia to encase the device in Gorilla Glass so it hopefully won’t shatter as easily but investing in a case will still be a priority. Also for a first, Nokia has the fingerprint sensor at the rear, giving the front a nice, clean look and has capacitive buttons for navigation. Also, the device has a protective Nano coating that can save it from accidental liquid splashes. So there is a raised housing for the camera which has a Zeiss logo on it depicting that the camera uses Zeiss lenses.  

The Nokia 7 uses a 5.2inch IPS panel with a 1080p resolution. This accounts to a pixel density of 424ppi which makes content appear really sharp. The IPS display has nice colours and good contrast, but I would have like an AMOLED panel on the device given its price point. The screen also has a 16:9 form factor and not the newer 18:9 aspect ratio.


Perhaps, the only neutral aspect of the Nokia 7 is thatit is powered by the Snapdragon 630 which is the successor to the Snapdragon 625. Both the 630 and the 625 have nearly the same performance but the 630 being a newer chip has better power efficiency. It isn’t a bad processor per-se, but Nokia could have easily used a Snapdragon 660 in the device since the Nokia 8 uses the top tier Snapdragon 835. The Snapdragon 630, like the 625, is an 8 core chip with four cores clocked at 2.2GHz and another four clocked at 1.4GHz. The higher clocked cores kick in when it senses the need for more processing power but for less demanding tasks it uses the slower cores.It also has a mammoth 6GB of RAM which makes multi-tasking a breeze.

Graphics are handled by the Adreno 508 GPU which is also one up from the Adreno 506 found in the snapdragon 625. Overall performance improvements are really minor, but the 630 has some unique features like integrated X12 modem, Qualcomm 642 DSP, Hybrid autofocus, Quick charge 4.0 support and so on.


Nokia has been really playing it subtle in the software department, and we appreciate them for it. It comes with stock Android 7.1.1 out of the box with no skinning whatsoever and should be getting the Android Oreo update very soon. There are no unnecessary preinstalled bloatware apart from the standard Google Apps. This makes the whole UX very snappy and responsive, and due to stock android, RAM management is done exceptionally well on the device.

Camera and Storage:

This is one area where the Nokia 7 might fall a bit short compared to the competition. While the rest of the manufacturers are busy on actively implementing a dual camera setup on their phones and advertising them as camera phones, Nokia went a different route with the 7 because it doesn’t feature a dual camera setup like its competitors. But what makes it unique is that it uses Carl Zeiss optics on the camera sensor. Nokia has had a long history of using Zeiss optics on their flagships and better optics naturally mean a better image quality. It has a 16MP primary camera with dual LED flash and an f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12 microns. It can also record 4K videos but there are certainly better cameras available around the same price bracket.  

The front camera is a fairly modest 5MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and has 84 degrees of wide angle capture. Also, the front camera has 1.4-micron pixel size, but sadly none of the front or rear cameras have any sort of image stabilisation and it can lead to shaky or blurry images if not handled properly.

The device is available in a 64GBvariantwith the option to expand via an SD slot that supports up to 128GB SD cards.

Battery and Connectivity:

The Nokia 7 has a 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge support. It should get you through the day just fine.

Connectivity Wise, the Nokia7 hasn’t seen an official worldwide launch, so support for Indian Network bands isn’t confirmed. But the device has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS support.  


The Nokia 7 is a beautiful device complying with Nokia’s legacy of building innovative and good looking phones. It misses out on a few marks like the So C and Screen, but it makes it up with good audio capabilities and great cameras. The Nokia 7 price in India is expected to be around Rs.26990 when and if it launches and should be a great contender in that price bracket. Keep yourself updated with the latest news on


Things to do in Goa

Say the word ‘Goa’ and people instantaneously imagine beach, beer and a bloody good time, but there is A LOT to do and see in Goa that’s not the beach. There is so much more like the places to visit and things to do in Goa. So let’s just quickly discuss about the top 10 things to do in Goa that have been lesser known to many people. Read along without delaying!


If you love the sound of the waves and a bit of adventure then this will be one of your favorite things to do in Goa. Go on this trek along the mountainside, overlooking the sea. You will reach a pristine beach at the end and all the sweat will be worth it.


Way in the interiors of Goa, in a village called Valpoi where you can be one with nature, have a tree house and explore the surrounding flora and fauna. Also, at Cajueiro Homestead, you can learn about Uraac and Feni and how it’s all made. So this is definitely one of the things to do in Goa.


Casa Menezes is a heritage homestay that allows you to feel the comforts of your own home, along with pieces of history considering this is a 300-year-old ancestral home. You can also opt for a tour while you’re there to know more about other things to do in Goa.


There are many places to discover and many things to do in Panjim and it’s also chock full of history and culture. Take a walk through the homey lanes and soak in the sights and sounds.


If you love cycling and exploring the back roads of the villages, this experience will leave you very satisfied. This is one of the best things you can think of doing in Goa.


Explore the rich history of South Goa and visit the beautiful mansions to get a glimpse into how the erstwhile aristocratic Goan families lived. This is a must-do for anyone even mildly interested in history and architecture.


Across the Mandovi river, in an area lined with mangroves lies the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary where you can see a wide variety of avian creatures while kayaking through the wetlands after which you can even explore the island of Chorao and Divar and look for interesting things to do in Goa.


Although not as well-known as Kerala, Goa’s backwaters also make for a picturesque day out. You can book a small boat and cruise through the backwaters taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Backwater cruising is again one of the best things to do in Goa.


The Fundação Oriente is a cultural organization that carries out cultural and artistic activities in India but especially focused on Goa considering that it was a Portuguese colony.


You can learn to sail on a single handler boat all by yourself in Goa, all- year round except for the monsoon season. After five days, you’ll never want to get off the water. This could be one of your most exciting things to do in Goa.

Just let go of all those business class flights and those strict meetings that have taken up a lot of your time. Go for some last minute flights and make some sudden plans to this place and let yourself cross the rules that you have set for yourself. Make the most of this time and come out of your stress. Holidaying isn’t a bad thing really. You deserve it.

We hope you found this article useful and if you did then do not forget to like, comment and share this article with everyone you know and do not forget to book some flights from USA to India to visit this land of surprises. Adios!

YouTube to MP3 & MP4 Converter

Mpgun, an amazing YouTube to MP3 & MP4 Converter designed with a mobile first Approach

Mpgun is a secure online Youtube converter that supports both MP3 and MP4 formats. It’s one of the fastest online converters available on the net.  It’s free without any registration and no limits are applied on it. It was designed to meet the best user experience. In addition to that, it works on desktops and all the Android devices including tablets and mobiles.

Mpgun supports the auto complete features which is similar to the one used in YouTube.  The user can simply type a keyword to search for a video or a song. The YouTube URL feature is also available, so you can simply copy and paste a YouTube URL if you like and the video will appear to you.

The search results returns the top twenty results with the option to choose the MP4 or MP3 conversion.

Before any action, Mpgun gives you the possibility to preview what you are going to convert and download. Even if the video cannot be played on the site due to YouTube external policies, you will still be able to convert and download it.

The quality of the MP3 conversion is a great compromise between quality and space. In other words, Mpgun will give you the best possible quality with a minimum of space (A mobile first approach).

As far as the the MP4 is concerned, Mpgun is capable to fetch the FULL HD version whenever it’s possible. It’s exactly the same quality while watching on Youtube.

MpGun is a bridge between a web and mobile application

Being it a progressive web application, Mpgun is the first YouTube Converter in the world that works as an Android application with following important points:

  • No need to use Google play
  • No APK Download & Installation
  • No ask for any data and no personal data is required
  • Negligible space
  • Fast and less resource consuming

To have Mpgun with your others apps on any Android device just:

Go to using Google Chrome. Google Chrome will ask you to add Mpgun as an Android Application. That’s it!

(The following picture shows you how it looks like)

What if Google Chrome didn’t ask you to add Mpgun ?

In this case just click on the three vertical points on the top-right as the green arrow can show you:

After that you just need to click on “Add to home screen”

You can always use Mpgun with your favourite mobile or tablet browser, we just recommend using it as an Android application because it comes with a smooth and better user experience that makes the difference from the page speed load to the navigation.

Before letting you go and try this amazing online Youtube video Converter by yourself, we would like to pay your attention that Mpgun is a YouTube MP3 converter and downloader,with a lot of many other features that will make its use much easier (History, notifications….). In addition to that, the waiting time before the download start is really negligible as Mpgun will serve you on the fly.

Tips For Effective Web API Documentation

The number of web APIs is increasing fast, particularly with the recognition of SaaS. As web APIs are still quite new, the excellence and layout of their documentation differ a great amount.
Good documentation is significant in supporting and keeping developers involved in your platform in addition to decreasing support prices. Preferably, documentation should include four areas like an overview, getting initiated, sample code, and suggestions. Additionally, this post explains best tips specifically for web API documentation.
Auto-create documentation
In order to reduce the amount of work in creating API documentation, it is helpful to find out how much of the documentation you can make involuntarily. Under the condition of SOAP-based APIs, you can take the detail in the WSDL and employ it to produce documentation pages. By employing the best web API documentation tool, one can involuntarily produce help pages for its REST services.
Bear in mind that auto-created documentation is just an initiation point. You will still require descriptions of all of the attributes, as well as summary stuff.
Add Sample Code
More than something, developers love to include sample code that they can study with and initiate a support for their individual work. One of Web APIs potencies is that they are autonomous platform and programming lingo. Unluckily, this comes out in additional work when developing documentation. You should be capable of making API calls in Ruby, Python, Java, C#, PHP, and almost immediately. Do you require creating sample code for all of these languages? That might not be sensible. In its place, know which kind of languages is most employed by your clients and concentrate on those.
Illustrate example requests and replies
Additionally to the sample code, including HTTP, XML, and JSON samples of your application and reply is significant. Though, samples only are not enough. On top of that, you require a description that clarifies the aim of the call and you require a table that elucidates every element. We suggest a table with columns for Name, Description, Type, and Remarks.
Elucidate authentication and error management
Authentication is generally needed for Web APIs, so you will be required to document how to get documentation and how those documentations are submitted to the Web server. You may require step-by-step lessons on how to get API keys. Sample code is generally helpful representing developers how the keys function.

You will be required to clarify how errors or mistakes are dealt as well. For instance, an HTTP call may ask for data employing unapproved documentations, or it may ask for an action employing data that does not subsist. At the moment there is no customary method to pass error or mistaken detail back, so developers are required understanding how you are passing again error detail, why an error takes place, and how to fix the issue.
In conclusion, remember that web APIs are developed on top of HTTP, which includes its own data. So, you may get HTTP-linked data that needs documentation too.

Life Hack Gadget Secrets

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That typically means you will need to earn a comprehensive NANDroid backup if you ever have to reverse these changes. At this moment, just a cynical variant of the status bar and navigation bar ought to be visible. Kamkars hack proves that the same connected features in various vehicles likely have their vulnerabilities. Whatever you wind up buying, be certain it has an encrypted signal and that you alter the default password straight away. Check out these step-by-step directions to create your own.

If you’re one of those who loves to reside out of a suitcase quite frequently, you’ll understand the value of having travel accessories. Furthermore, you’ll always have the capability to keep an eye on them.

A Startling Fact about Life Hack Gadget Uncovered

The little shop has some impressive machines including a vacuum chamber which I think a neighborhood mechanic wouldn’t have. All you’ll need is your coffee grinder, states Alexander. Guarantees an ideal slice each moment, without sacrificing any toppings! The most fabulous wine glass is self-explanatory.

Life After Life Hack Gadget

From here you can disable Location Services. However, that won’t be practical for numerous users as you won’t be capable of using Maps or other programs that require where you’re. If you’re genuinely paranoid (or have lots of slip-ups), it is possible to get rid of the Reply All button from Outlook altogether. However, Microsoft is attempting to resolve this problem, once more, with the launch of Windows 10. If you’re on Quora, I’m assuming you’re smart.

The Number One Question You Must Ask for Life Hack Gadget

At precisely the same time, I truly believe in buying from the regional bicycle store. Enjoy another increase when you want it most with all the ResQBattery Smartphone Jumpstarter. Incredibly, this small device is still the magnitude of a charge card. We are conscious that wireless products could be fickle and we’d like to ensure that you’re pleased with your buy.

The Advantages of Life Hack Gadget

The BioLite SolarPanel includes an integrated kickstand. We even extend those hours during vacations to be sure folks get gadgets and gifts whenever possible. So as soon as you’re not utilizing Wi-Fi, make sure it has turned off.

The Number One Question You Must Ask for Life Hack Gadget

Greenify will only hibernate these apps once your display is off, therefore it doesn’t interfere with your daily usage. Here you can set when the display powers apart and the moment the machine goes to sleep. Your screen is quite a power hungry component.

The Basic Facts of Life Hack Gadget

Naturally, you do not always require a security system which covers a complete house. Instantly guard your wellbeing and life with insurance for the standard of living is preserved. They’re powered by solar power and do not need any wiring or electricity.

Better yet, you do not even require root or any other outstanding permissions to get started saving battery life straight away. With that in the way, back outside to Greenify again, since there’s just another setting that should be enabled. This helps for providing you a notion of what’s gobbling up the maximum power. Low battery two words you don’t ever want to hear. Carefully insert it into your headphone jack.

4 Tips for Effective Call Handling


The way you treat your customer, says much about the quality of your business. Call handling is one of the critical points when it comes to the care of your customers. If the customer is treated politely, the customer is going to use the company for the future use as well.

Call handling can become tricky at times. It is sometimes difficult to control your anger when the customer is showing some attitude, but this is what call handling is about. You should be able to hear out your customer care and try to understand their queries. Another crucial point is that you should be able to understand customer with lower knowledge, and if a customer is having some technical issues, you should guide them step by step.

Here is some guideline for you to follow if you are having trouble with call handling.

Effective speaking

Sometimes, the customer can be shy, and it might be hard for them to communicate to a stranger over the phone. They might not be able to convey their problems properly as well. Now, this is your responsibility to make them feel welcomed. Always greet them with a happy and warm tone. Wish them good morning/evening and then ask them what help they are looking for. Try to keep the lower pitch of your voice. It should not be squeaky and loud.

Try to maintain a speed of your speech. If you are talking too slow, it may imply the fact that you are lazy or not interested. Some people take it as if they are rude towards them. Make them feel that your full attention is towards them. Similarly, if you are going too fast, they might not be able to catch up with that and have trouble understanding you.

Let customer speak

Never interrupt the customer. Follow the excellent business trick that “a customer is always right.” Most of the times, customer call in anger, complaining about your product. Patiently listen to them while they vent about how horrible their experience was. When they are done, try to convince them about the possible solution.

While working in call handling, you are going to be dealing with several types of people. Some might speak a lot; some might speak less. The handling technique varies from person to person. Take the example of the person who talks less and has not entirely conveyed their issue. Now, you will have to ask them questions and try to figure out the problem yourself.

Anger management is also a key point. Sometimes the customer can drag to the verge, but you are still not allowed to use bitter tone.

A company should always use the call logging system to record the calls and monitor how their customers are being treated.

Clear speech

If you are living in a dual-lingo country, try adapting the language your customer is using. Never use complicated phrases and words. Avoid using technical words, remember you are talking to a layperson. Use of professional words might confuse them.

Try not to be cheesy as well, do not use slang language, from a local survey it has been found that most of the customer does not feel comfortable with the use of slang language and will probably take it as their insult.

Customer satisfaction

Give every customer your full time and effort. Guide them with every possible solution. If they are having a problem is you, try to guide them step by step. Never ignore any of their questions. Ask them if they are satisfied with your guideline, tell them that if they have any query in future, they can always call again.

Again, when you are done with the phone call, end, it will greet like ‘thank you’ or ‘have a lovely day’ etc.

Self Storage An Essential Home Staging Solution

Whether you are a real estate agent or a private home seller, the process of selling a home can be overwhelming. Days on the market and final selling price are key concerns for homeowners and agents alike.

Getting a home ready for sale is key to starting off on the right foot. While landscaping, painting rooms and updating appliances are common improvements made by homeowners, de-cluttering is the most important step a seller can take. Organized areas can make a home appear larger, and allow the buyer to focus on the home’s selling points, instead of how much stuff is crammed into each space.

So, what can homeowners do with all of their clutter and unnecessary items?

The answer is simple: self-storage.

Using Self-Storage to De- clutter

Self-storage units in Austin are the ideal place to temporarily keep unneeded items while a house is on the market. With a variety of unit sizes available, and both conventional and climate-controlled units offered, sellers and agents can turn to self-storage as a solution for eliminating clutter and getting organized.

Before putting a home on the market, homeowners should evaluate all their belongings to determine what should be thrown out, what can be kept in the house, and what should be kept in a self-storage unit. Sellers should look at the appearance of the following areas:

The layout of individual rooms

  • Closets
  • Shelving
  • Cabinets and drawers
  • Hallways
  • Garages
  • Outdoor areas

The idea is to allow potential buyers to envision themselves living in the seller’s home. This means removing items that are unorganized and take up unnecessary space, which can give the appearance that rooms and storage areas are smaller than they actually appear. Additionally, excessive personal items can be distracting to buyers.

It’s likely any seller will find himself or herself with an extensive collection of items that need to be kept in storage to better position the home for sale. Once the house is sold, self-storage can help to transition between homes.

Real estate agents guiding sellers through the process can help identify the areas that need de-cluttered, and items that might deter potential buyers from taking action. Often times, partnerships with self-storage companies can be developed that allow real estate agents to pass along preferred pricing to their clients. Check with your agent to see if this could be a benefit you’d receive before and after the moving process.

Self-storage should be a primary consideration in the selling strategy for both agents consulting their clients, and homeowners tackling the process on their own. Regardless of the situation, using self-storage to help de-clutter can help to reduce the number of days the home is on the market, and increase the chances of a higher selling price.