Tips for Decluttering Your Home
In today’s video I want to talk about something that is often overlooked by folks selling their homes, and that is decluttering the interior of their home. Sellers will often do a great job on the exterior, but completely forget about the interior of the home.
Let’s face it; after a while we are able to completely overlook its flaws and messes. It is just our home. Rather than look at this process as one more job we have inherited, think of it as an opportunity to shed what no longer is needed in our life. It’s a great time to pare down unused and unneeded items.
My biggest tip is to just start in one room, and go from there until you have finished with every room. I will have some more detailed staging tips later on, but for now let’s just get rid of the clutter.
Tidying up is important but decluttering your home goes deeper than that.
The obvious place to start is in the closets. You want to give the appearance of having plenty of room. If your closets are stuffed with clothes and other belongings, all potential buyers will see is “there is no room for MY stuff in this home”.
Two other big problem areas are the basement and the garage. Clear those areas out so they look like large open spaces and organize what remains. Remember that this is only temporary.
Clear it Out
In many cases if you have a lot of “stuff”(like most people do), you will need to remove it and store it somewhere else. You might have enough room like a corner in a basement to just box your things up and store them in an organized manor. If you decide to do this, don’t make the mistake of just moving a pile of clutter from one area to another. Box it up and get it out of the way.
You may need to rent one of those pods or even an outside storage space. Think of this as putting dollars in your pocket.
Not only will your home look better, decluttering your home will make it appear more spacious and it will be visually appealing.
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