For our listing photos, I decided to really show off all the great storage here. The closets came with a few racks in them, but there was room to add shelves to the front closet, the laundry room, and my bedroom.
Here's how the bedroom closets looked in our MLS listing:
I started with Marc's closet and as you probably tell by the different lighting, I wasn't able to take pictures of my closet until the evening. This was a big job.
First, I took almost everything out of Marc's closet and added back his duffel bag and a pair of boots. Most of his darker clothes were laying on the bed while I took pictures.
Getting my closet ready for photos took considerably more time. The entire bedroom was full of shoes and clothes. I decided to stick to a color theme for the clothes that would be in the pictures. I picked some blue, pink, and red items to put back in the closet and added a few accessories.
Marc came home at one point and was in shock. He had no idea my closet held so much. After a while, I was able to take some photos and started putting everything back into place.
For showings and our open house, we decided to put at least half of our clothes in storage along with some other items (Christmas ornaments, Marc's bikes, a chair that used to be in the bedroom). We wound up filling our suitcases and 2-3 storage bins with clothes. I also organized all my folded items by color. I didn't board fold like I learned while working at Banana Republic in grad school, though.
Our closets now look like this:
If you've sold a home, did you stage your closets? Do you think it's important to show closet spaces in MLS listing photos?