It's no secret that purging excess STUFF now and then is a good thing.
We all have too much stuff, and most of us don't deal with cleaning house as often as we should. Setting aside some time to reduce your possessions will not only help to make your living space more appealing, it will actually make your life less stressful.
Maybe it's a collection, that no longer has the sentimental value it once had, that is taking up valuable space in the family room.
Maybe a child has moved out and what was once their bedroom has become a catch-all for miscellaneous things you never actually use.
Maybe you have brought far too many "treasures" home from the yard sales only to find they aren't as great as you had thought.
Maybe you think you don't have the time or the energy to deal with what seems like an overwhelming task.
It's actually more overwhelming if you DON'T deal with it. It's more than just visual clutter...it's emotional clutter too. The confusion, discomfort and stress it creates can be very harmful.
Once you remove the excess things you no longer need or use and reposition and repurpose the things you do use, a weight will be lifted.
There is a calmness that comes from entering an organized, spacious and welcoming room.
One of the main things that keeps people from dealing with their stuff is not knowing where to start.
The key is in breaking it up into small, manageable pieces.
Don't look at the whole mountain ahead of you...look at one section of that mountain that you can deal with now. Rather than the whole room, concentrate on one corner, one closet, or one drawer.
Once you get started, the satisfaction you feel from completing a few steps
will propel you to take more steps.
Before you know it, you will have climbed the whole mountain!
Most people think of Home Staging as being a real estate thing.
Yes, Home Stagers help prepare homes for sale. But we also provide a valuable service to people who are not selling.
A Home Staging consultation is great for updating your style and creating more useful space in your home. We can help you with organization, furniture placement and choosing paint colors too!
Whether you are looking for advice on how to best use what you have, or advice on future purchases, a Home Stager can save you time and money!