Year End Organization Tips

Home Stager with Colorado Premier Staging, LLC

I just read an article that said everyone likes opening up an unmarked planner on January 1st and ringing in the New Year by replacing old photos and coffee mugs on their desk with the new ones received over the holidays. The act of "starting again" is therapeutic and rejuvenating. Reorganizing your workspace and starting on a fresh page both figuratively and literally heightens motivation and leads to an increase in productivity. 

Neat Desk




That's all very true. But it also holds true for reorganizing and rejuvenating your house. By taking the time to do this each year you will be eons ahead if and when it comes time to sell the home. One of the reasons so many people hold off selling is because they are overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to just get it ready to sell. 




To begin, take inventory of what's in your closets, cabinets, cupboards and drawers.  Then decide what is unnecessary, outdated or needs replacing. Once you've purged those items, reorganize what is left. Take the extra time to clean and dust those areas you usually don't get to; e.g., wipe down the closet shelves, replace the old shelf paper, etc. 




Then, take the time to take inventory of all the items in the house that need to be fixed or replaced. Although you may not be able to get to them all right away, you can prioritize your list and determine to do one or two a month.  You'll be surprised what a difference this will make in the overall appearance and feel of your home.  And, it pays off Big Time when you go to sell the home.




Additionally, we can tire of the decor that we've had for years. Just like putting up the new calendars and coffee mugs, we can change out some of the old and outdated items in our homes.




For instance, just changing out the lighting from the outdated brass look to the newer brushed nickel or brushed chrome can totally change the feel of the home. Head out to the after Christmas sales to find some really great bargains on artwork. Add some fun pops of color and interest to the home.




Good luck and have some Fun doing this!

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Comments (3)

Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I am a sucker for new planners at the beginning of the year.   

This year, I am repainting my home office with a new color scheme, to give it a fun, energetic feel.

Dec 19, 2012 01:43 AM
Teri Clardy
Colorado Premier Staging, LLC - Littleton, CO
APSD Certified Home Stager Pro

That's great Catherine. Nothing better than livening up the office. I often need a good source of energy when I first hit the office in the morning. :-)

Dec 19, 2012 03:20 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Good advice - it's April now, but I get the 'spring cleaning' bug and am about to start a list of things that need fixin'.

Apr 04, 2013 10:35 AM