If you’re like most people selling a home in DC Ranch, you could use a few decluttering tips; after all, your REALTOR® most likely told you about clearing out the things you don’t use to make room for prospective buyers to fall in love with your home. But decluttering can be a stressful, frustrating process – and for most people, it’s not a lot of fun. Fortunately, you can use these tips on how to head off frustration while you’re decluttering your home to sell.
Check out these tips to make decluttering easier and less frustrating:
- Enlist friends and family to help
- Adopt a simple system
- Don’t rush
- Tune out distractions
- Look at the big picture
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 to Make Decluttering Easier: Enlist Friends and Family to Help
When you’re decluttering your home to sell it, you don’t have to do all the work yourself – especially if all the items you’re decluttering don’t belong to you personally. Ask family and friends to help you out (or assign tasks to kids) so you’re not shouldering the whole burden.
Tip #2 to Make Decluttering Easier: Adopt a Simple System
An organization system should be easy, not complicated. Try to consolidate like items as you declutter, rather than putting every single item in separate places, and keep bins for things that you intend to donate, recycle or throw out.
As soon as you fill a bin, get it out of your house. That prevents anyone (including you) from retrieving items you’ve already made a decision on – and it gets you one step closer to actually decluttering. Take the items to your favorite charity, the recycling center or the dump as soon as you can.
Tip #3 to Make Decluttering Easier: Don’t Rush
Start early – long before you actually put your house on the market – so you don’t feel rushed to make decisions on belongings that you’re not quite ready for yet. Look at it this way: Decluttering a whole home is a big project, so if you give yourself an unrealistic deadline and try to cram all the work into just a few days, you’re going to get burned out. Just try to work an hour or two each day until you’ve finished everything.
Tip #4 to Make Decluttering Easier: Tune Out Distractions
Turn off the TV, put your phone in another room and stick to the project at-hand. If you stop to watch television, check your social media accounts or get distracted by other things, decluttering is going to take you twice as long (or longer) than it ordinarily would.
Tip #5 to Make Decluttering Easier: Look at the Big Picture
Remember, you’re decluttering so you can sell your home quickly and at the best possible profit. When you start to feel overwhelmed or discouraged, think about how much easier staging and selling is going to be. Your home will look much more spacious than it does now, and buyers are going to love seeing all that room before making an offer.
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