IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
Originally from East Texas, Scott moved to Dallas for a diverse and fast pace lifestyle. Now, a 20 year Dallas resident, Scott has valuable knowledge of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. When he is not traveling to national parks, producing music or spending time with his family, you will find him seeking out new housing developments and trends. During his 13 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry, he has experience firsthand in helping clients find their dream homes, as well as having helped displaced homeowners re-establish a new life from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Maria. Scott truly understands what it means to find someone's home!
His goal for each client is to display the highest level of integrity and transparency during the process with each client's best interest at heart. Scott was always inspired by his grandfather and is proud to continue his legacy of service to others by assisting in what is one of the biggest investments in their lives.