Got junk in your trunk? Either get rid of it or throw it in your garage.
- Just like a house shouldn't be cluttered when it's being sold, neither should a car trunk.
- Make sure the spare tire and jack are where they belong.
- Rusty jacks should be cleaned and repainted if necessary. (Make sure the paint is dry before a buyer looks at it.)
- Remove any moisture from the trunk.
- Don't worry so much about cosmetic problems. Trunks get banged up but that's no excuse for leaving them dirty.
- Make sure the trunk is clean, especially if you've used it to haul garden and building supplies. A sharp-eyed buyer could find brick dust, for example, and wonder how badly the shocks and struts have been abused while you owned it.