The 1st impression made in the kitchen go a long way in influencing a family’s decision to buy a house. And clutter is the enemy of good 1st impressions both in Kitchen and bedrooms. So, before you decide to sell your home, have a Realtor walk though the property and give his/her honest first impression that a potential buyer is going to get from the property. Even HGTV has figured this out and they are offering Seller Advice on their show to prepare home owners to sell their home.
Some of the action items you can consider to remove the clutter are:
1) Donate to Charity: One of the brilliant outcome of Garage Sales are that if you are unable to sell your items, it must be a wonderful reason to donate them instead of pushing them back into the garage or your extra bedroom.
2) Schedule Garage Sales: This is an excellent opportunity to motivate you to get ride of the Household good, supplies and clothing that you have NOT used in the past 1 year! Your selection criteria could even be harsher than than since if you have NOT needed an item for more than 1 year, there is no need to have it occupy valuable space in your home and create clutter.
3) Trash it: Most of us develop emotional attachment to items and search high-low to find justification to keep an item instead of throwing them away. If you have grown children, its good to ask them to come and sift through the items one last time, before you throw them out for good.
4) Stores it: It might make sense to contract with a moving company who will remove the “clutter” store it for you and can also deliver it to your new Home once you have sold your house. This might even make it simper for you to explore other options such as Staging your home for sale.
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