This is a great time of year to sell your home. Your open house is right around the corner and you’re tempted to toss all of your belongings into moving boxes.
Pretty simple right?
Organizing to sell your home is an opportunity to create a new chapter in your life and moving is the perfect time to de-clutter!
If you haven’t used or worn an item of clothing in 6 months, donate it. Take the time to go through your old books, papers, clothing, child’s toys and get rid of them.
A good place to start is with your bedroom and bathroom.
We tackled a few different mountains of clothing by sorting them into keep and donate piles. Oh boy, did we have things to donate. I was amazed at the amount of things my clients were able to purge. Now their bedroom is a calm and peaceful haven.
This is a great time to clean as you go. Grab that dust cleaner and Windex to have on hand. Once surfaces are clean you can start incorporating things back into their space. By purging and donating this opened up a ton of space in the closet to hang clothing, layout shoes and be able to see those travel bags.
Now it’s time to tackle the, long over due, bathroom counters. Start by throwing products out that are empty, expired and no longer serve a purpose. Then clean the counters and set out anything that is a daily use item… i.e.. toothbrushes and hand soap. Having a clean and organized bathroom is a great way to start your day!
Things were moving along and we were able to tackle their little boys room. Lighting McQueen! What little boy doesn’t love cars? His bed was a catch-all space for stuffed animals and clothing and his closet was a little disorganized. By donating all the toys he had outgrown we were able to clear off his bed and clear out his closet. There was now an open area for their son to play and a great visual space for potential buyers to see their child in.
A happy couple + an organized space = a home fit to sell!