The proper way to declutter a house

So you have decided to sell your house. Chances are you want a quick sale for the highest possible price. In order to do that, you want to appeal to the most amount of people. The more people that can see themselves living in your home, the more offers you will receive. Have you ever seen a model home? That is the look you are striving for. Staging can be a great help, but no one will see what you have staged if there is a mountain of clutter.

Too much stuff!

Too much stuff!

Decluttering seems so obvious, but I have seen numerous houses in recent months where the homeowner didn’t get the message.

Decluttering is on everyone’s “list of things to do before listing your house”, and for good reason. Those little things that you may have become used to seeing every day can be a major turn-off to potential buyers.

Just because you still live there doesn’t mean your buyers want to see dirty dishes or dirty clothes. Hide your tissue box, tidy up the pile of shoes by the front door, put the toothbrushes in the medicine cabinet.

Let’s go room by room and tidy up. Continue reading

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