Whether you are looking to sell your home in 2019 or just want to live in a more clutter-free space, The Jeff Brand Team in Flower Mound, Texas can help. Here are a few of our top recommendations on how to clear the clutter from your home:
Step 1: Make a Plan
When you begin to de-clutter your home, the task may seem stressful and overwhelming. Instead of jumping into everything all at once, have a strategic plan to break it down into pieces. Make a list of individual tasks – master bedroom closet, junk drawer in kitchen, guest bedroom, etc. – and then plan to tackle them one-by-one. Need help getting started? Check Pinterest for lists to help you divide it up and clear the clutter easily.
Step 2: Categorize Your Stuff
As you begin each task and try to decide what to keep, evaluate each item and put it in a category:
- Keep: You love it and want to find a space for it.
- Throw Away: This includes broken items, items with missing parts, or anything else you know hasn’t been used in years.
- Donate: If there is anything that is useful and not broken in the throw out pile, move it over to the donate section for those less fortunate. This is a great category for gently used clothing and accessories.
- Not Sure: Have some décor items you like, but not sure where to put them now? Put them in a box, store for a year, and if you haven’t touched these items in a year – plan to donate or sell them.
Step 3: Find Everything a Home in your Home
Once you determine what to keep, make sure those items have a permanent place of residence in your home. When things have a place, they are more likely to get back to that place or be easily found when needed.
Step 4: One in; One Out
As you add new things to your home, think about removing others. For example – as your child gets new toys, determine which ones they don’t need and remove those. It prevents future clutter build up and clear the clutter.
Need help with home staging or de-cluttering to list your home this Spring? Call The Jeff Brand Team today and let us help! We offer professional home staging services to our clients. It’s just one reason we’re the #1 realtor in Flower Mound, Texas!