Clutter can overtake your home. It can be the difference between a beautiful and welcoming living space to one that not only turns away guests but potential home buyers as well. Luckily, there are several things you can do to help get your clutter under control and live in a more relaxed and organized area. Let’s take a look at several ways that you can get your clutter under control this year.
1. Start Small
Many individuals feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of decluttering their entire home that they don’t start. But, the key is to start small. Start with just one drawer or a closet. Then, the next day, do another drawer or area in the home. You don’t need to declutter your entire house in one day. Take your time and you’ll reap the rewards.
2. Bring in Help
If you have a difficult time letting go of certain items, ask for help. Ask a friend or family member to help you go through the various items in your home. They can help you determine if the item really is worth keeping or if it is time to throw it away.
If you prefer to complete the project on your own, then ask yourself the following questions:
When was the last time I used this item?
Where did I get the item or who gave it to me?
Do I have duplicates of the same item?
Is it broken or requires some repair?
By honestly answering these questions, you’ll be able to more clearly see if the item is worth keeping or throwing away.
3. Give Every Item a Home
If you have items that you just move from one table to another, from shelf to shelf, etc., you are living in clutter. You want to give every item in your home its own place. This will not only help keep the clutter under control but it will help you more easily clean and tidy your house. This is particularly common with piles of paper.
4. Declutter Every Single Day
A simple way to get your clutter under control is to make it a part of your daily routine. Dedicate five minutes every day to decluttering. This could be something as simple as going through the mail, shoes left by the front door, your spices, etc. Eventually, decluttering will become a daily habit and you’ll begin to notice the difference when you miss just a few days.
When selling your home, decluttering is one of the most important things you can do. It will not only make your home look more impressive to potential buyers but it will also make it look larger and better maintained.
If you are ready to sell your Markham home, contact real estate agent Martin MacFarlane today.