Do You Need Help Tackling the Clutter?

One of the more cost effective ways to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, but we know for many home sellers that is no easy task. Clutter comLaurieCoyle_declutterBeforeAfter-02es in all different forms and it can linger in most homes It’s important to contain and, in fact, erase clutter for three simple reason:

  1. Visually, the property gains more square footage
  2. The home’s positive features are showcased
  3. Buyers can see themselves living in the space

seems easy enough, right? If you see piles of paperwork, clothes on the floor, stuffed closets-it’s time to de-clutter! Here are some tips:

  1. Start small. Organizing is a evolving process that can change as the needs of the home owner change. Start with one room at a time, one closet and one corner. Just start somewhere!
  2. Schedule it. Many times clutter is never taken care of because of time owner’s time constraints. Scheduling blocks of time (2-4 hours) or even just 15 minutes a day can make your goal a reality.
  3. Find a home. Do some items in your home look homeless? As if they don’t belong? Creating a place for each item is a very crucial part to obtaining an organized home.
  4.  Adopt “good habits”. What does this mean? Well, by always returning an item home, you’re building in a maintenance system to your organization process. Another good habit to adopt is taking 5-10 minutes every night to put items away. This way when you wake up in the morning. the house is ready to be shown off.

Of course keeping your space in order only happens when you return an item back to its rightful home after use. By following these tips, we promise you will get off on the de-
clutter train with full speed ahead!

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