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So you've decided that it's time to sell your MD home. The next step is making a committment to do what is necessary to make selling your home the most enjoyable experience it can be. It really is true that selling a home can be an enjoyable experience! :)
Take some time to visit the first part of the series, where we discussed cleaning. In this second part of the series we are going to discussing preparing your home by rearranging, decluttering, and minimizing.
Sometimes rearranging items in your home can create a totally different look and feel. It can actually cause a small room to appear much larger. Adversely, it can also cause a larger room to look smaller. In essence, we're referring to the importance of correct positioning of items to provide you with the most favorable room and overall house layout. When rearranging you are using what you already have to enhance your home!
Consider rearranging the follow:
Electronics - TVs, etc.
If you've accumulated clutter...it probably didn't happen overnight. Likewise, getting rid of clutter will most likely not happen over night. Therefore, it is best that you develop a plan and set deadlines for each task.
Be certain to do/consider the following:
BE DETERMINED AND DECIDEthat you are going to DECLUTTER - You have to COMMIT TO REACHING YOUR GOAL!
Prepare your motivation - Scripture, Pictures of Clean Homes, etc.
Plan - Write out a written plan and timeframe by which you want to complete your decluttering "project"
Identify how you'll benefit from decluttering
Tell someone that you're inviting them over to take a look at something new you've done! This will encourage you to meet your deadline!!!
Clutter is mostly visible when there are too many items in one space. Therefore, the most effective decluttering is when it is a part of an overall plan in which it is followed by minimizing.
When you minimize you essentially discard in order to create a more open and functional space. Many times we declutter one space, only to clutter another space. In essence, we shift clutter and do not meet our overall goal to have a less cluttered home. Therefore, it is important that as we declutter, we also minimize.
Here are a couple of tips to help us minimize:
Plan - This plan should include tasks and dates! Hold yourself accountable
Utilize containers that will help you organize the following:
When was the last time I used this?
How many of this do I have?
Do I need or want this?
We hope these tips were helpful in helping you rearrange, declutter, and/or minimize and thus, get your home ready for a sold sign!
We'll see you soon, when we chat about removing important items from your home when preparing to put it on the market.
Thanks & God Bless,
"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won't she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, 'Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.' Luke 15: 8-9
Thanks for reading, "Selling My MD Home: Rearrange/Declutter/Minimize"
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