COME ON OUT OF THAT CLOSET!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CHEVAUX Group, PLLC TREC #547752

COME ON OUT OF THAT CLOSET!

Yes, buyers DO look in pantries, closets, even drawers!  I always encourage Sellers to tackle one closet or room at a time and clear out the clutter!  Not only will it make a different when those buyers are sniffing around, it will make getting ready to move so much easier!

I have to admit this is my pantry and it took me all of about 30 minutes to clean this bad boy out!  It made a world of difference and I was able to get rid of things that had expired and organize!  In just a short amount of time, the pantry looks 100% better.

You don't have to tackle everything at once.  Choose an area per day and dedicated 10 - 30 minutes on it.  You will be amazed at how quickly your home can become much better organized.  And, it WILL make a world of difference.

Here are my before and after pics!

  BeforeAfter

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Broker ~ The Woodlands, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling The Woodlands real estate and surrounding areas!

Paula@ChevauxGroup.com

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Lottie Kendall
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Hi there, Paula. Your "after" pantry is lovely, but I'd be satisfied if mine looked like your "before" pic. I'd rather go out for a run than clean out closets, but here you are, doing both, and making it sound easy! I'll turn over a new leaf, I promise. Thanks for helping me face facts~

Dec 16, 2010 11:27 AM #1
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Paula,

Holy Cow!  Both photos capture the essence of someone well-organized.  I don't see any mouse traps...LOL...g

Dec 16, 2010 11:29 AM #2
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Kathleen Cooper
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LOL I agree with Lottie and Cherise!  I'd be happy to have the before pic as my pantry.  I'm not organized at all and finding those 30 minutes is near impossible these days it seems.  Great job and advice!  

Dec 16, 2010 11:33 AM #3
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Thanks Lottie and Gordon.  At least I know where everything is now.

Dec 16, 2010 11:34 AM #4
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Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA
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LOL I know exactly what you mean, I just did the same thing when I was hunting for stuff and preparing for a party, forces you to get organized!

Dec 16, 2010 11:38 AM #5
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Samuel Kahuila
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Nice job! You can see just how deep the closet is in the after shot.

Dec 16, 2010 11:40 AM #6
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Now, what should I tackle next???  Perhaps the master closet?  Yikes!

Dec 16, 2010 12:36 PM #7
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Gerry Michaels
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Paula, okay you've the pantry stocked and organized, but can you cook? That is the real question here....

I can't say as our pantry is in such great shape, I need to get to work on it...

Dec 16, 2010 12:44 PM #8
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hello Paula and I really like your post and it makes me want to organize my home ...

Vegas Bob ;)

Dec 16, 2010 01:54 PM #9
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Yes Gerry - I DO cook.  I actually enjoy cooking a lot!  Come on over sometime!

Dec 16, 2010 02:42 PM #10
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Charles Edwards Bentonville
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Paula, Great subject, simple but important. Over stuffed closets and clutter leave the impression that there is not enough storage while organization says there is plenty of storage.

Dec 16, 2010 03:41 PM #11
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Thanks Charles.  I love being organized.  Just finding the time to do it is entirely another thing.

Dec 16, 2010 03:58 PM #12
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Anna Dovger
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Great advice on 10-30 min a day per area, Paula! It makes big difference.

Dec 20, 2010 02:33 PM #13
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