What is clutter? Clutter is anything you’re keeping around your house that doesn’t add value to your life. Decluttering is all about making room in your home for the things that matter.
Clutter can also negatively impact your ability to sell your home. Buyers have a hard time looking past large objects. It can create a feeling of anxiety, which is the last thing you want when trying to entice a potential buyer into falling in love with your home. According to Psychology Today and Web MD, people may feel like life is out of control when they surround themselves with more things than they can manage. The mess causes stress. If you’re not taking care of the clutter in your home, you may not be taking care of yourself either.
This clearly is not the feeling or message you want to portray to buyers. So it is very important prior to selling your house, to start going through your stuff and decluttering. To do this, start out by setting a goal.
Goal Setting: Set a goal for how many rooms you want to address and a timeline to have everything completed by.
Separate: Identify items into three or four categories (Donate, Keep, and Trash). Once you’ve identified the stuff you want to keep, further separate the items by its use or frequency. Things that may be used quarterly or once a year should go into storage.
Get rid of the Clutter! Once you have finally decided on the items that are Trash vs Give away. Put together a plan with on the when, where and how you’ll get the stuff to a donation center or garage sale, or dumpster. For more great tips or strategies decluttering your home visit this blog on BudgetDumpster or give me a call 602-428-7200.