Maybe you're looking for a new neighborhood, maybe you got a new job somewhere else, maybe you've been watching too much HGTV and got the moving bug...whatever the reason, everybody moves sometimes.

And there's a lot to think about. There's packing, there's scheduling movers, there's figuring out what to keep or what to throw away, and it can all get a little overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that you might not be giving enough thought to re-selling your current home!

As much as you might like your current house, selling it is one of the easiest ways to recoup some of the expenses from your move (and, let's face it, you probably can't live two places at once). Before you get your home out there on the market, there's a few things you can do to up the resell value and get a few more eyes on it to take some of the headache out of listing it:

Update your bathroom: We can all admit it - when we're shopping for a home for sale, one of the first things we judge is what kind of condition the bathroom is in. A few quick bathroom upgrades like new paint, fresh wallpaper, new lightbulbs, and maybe some new towel racks or bathroom shelves will help it stand out and look much cleaner and more approachable - and, more importantly, more purchase-worthy!

Make it energy-efficient: "Going green" is still a big thing on the minds of many homeowners, and taking steps to make your home greener and more energy-efficient will entice a lot of buyers (particularly those that don't want to have to put the effort in themselves). Install low-flow showerheads, replace your incandescent bulbs with something more efficient like CFL or LED bulbs, and clean the coils of your fridge (especially if you're not taking it with you, as a lot of homeowners simply don't feel like the fridge is worth the hassle of moving) to keep everything easier on the environment and more appealing to prospective buyers.

Leave some organization behind: Especially in these economic times, home buyers are increasingly looking for homes that come at least a little pre-furnished. Everyone has their favorite couch and mom's old end tables they want to bring with them, but the little things like shelves, garage shelving, and even entryway furniture could help sway potential buyers if you're leaving them installed right where they are to save the next residents some time and hassle.

Repaint in neutral colors: You've probably grown pretty fond of your paint choices and wallpaper, but the odds are pretty good that whoever buys your home is going to want to re-do it. Take some time to repaint all the painted walls in a more neutral tone that can be easily repainted later to make it easier for the next tenants to make it their own (even if you are going to miss that perfect shade of yellow you found for the front room).

Fix up the floors a little: We're not saying to completely re-carpet or re-tile everything, but taking some time to make the floors look nicer will help your prospective buyers feel like they have less overall work to do on the home and will help keep everything presentable. Lay down some new tile grout to fill any obvious breaks or gaps, polish any hardwood, and deep clean any carpet to keep it as fresh and clean-looking as possible before you show the house off.