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Declutter Is It Really Important
I will admit...I am a clutter bug, it runs in my family. So I understand when people roll their eyes when I mention...you need to declutter your home. It doesn't bother me, but it is hard for a lot of people to over look the clutter around your home and often can result in the buyer not making an offer on your home or perhaps a lower offer. When there is too much clutter it appears as if there is not enough space or storage in your home.
You can check out different websites, blogs, books and articles and do yourself or if it is too over whelming, hire a professional.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
What is the first thing a buyer sees? Your front yard and porch. Househunters like to drive by and check out the neighborhood...so a tidy yard and porch makes a positive first impression. Help your nice and trimmed and picked up, if your front door needs a fresh coat of paint go on and get that taken care of, remove an fallen branches or plants that have passed their prime...as in you forgot to water and they are no longer alive.
Remove all personal items...this includes family photos, large collections on display, unusual decor. When you take your personality out, it leaves room for the buyer to imagine living there.
Remove any furniture crowding the rooms. Taking out oversized or extra furniture makes your home feel larger. Buyers will never know you had that oversized recliner or those extra side or coffee tables.
You want to have clear to almost clear surfaces throughout your home. If you have a lot of items...maybe rent a storage unit, not only does this help remove some of your clutter, its a way to go on and start packing for when your home sales.
If you have a hard time starting or if the process overwhelms you like myself. Try setting a timer, it could be for 30 minutes or an hour, whatever works best for you. Just blocking the time knowing it will be over soon helps. Ask one of your friends that you know is an organization king or queen, we all have at least one friend in our lives that there's nothing out of place and they know where everything is in their home.
What are your tips for keeping a decluttered home?
Born and raised in Alabama, Kathy's family chose this area of Florida to vacation more often than not. So, at an early age, she developed a love for this spot of "Heaven on earth". When her boys grew ....