It is like those extra pounds that seem to creep back every time you lose them. Slowly but surely.
Clutter. It seems to appear almost overnight, and when your house is on the market it can be deadly to a sale.
Here is the deal...buyers always tell me " they can look past it". But if the truth is known, it is the spic and span homes that sell first, I think even when buyers say they can look past it, subconsciously they can't. Once they go into house beautiful, they quickly pass on the cluttered home even if it is a better deal. I have seen this over and over again.
If your home is on the market- or you are thinking of selling in the near future, here is some advice.
GET A STORAGE UNIT AND PUT A LOT OF YOUR THINGS IN IT!
Store away EVERYTHING that you don't use on a regular basis. Store all of the smaller pieces of furniture that make your rooms look smaller.
Store ALL of you off season clothing, Christmas decor, and all the boxes you are tripping over. Once you get it out of the way you will have an easier time keeping up on the daily grind of papers, books, ect... that creep into our lives.
EMBRACE SIMPLICITY. Less is more when your home is for sale!
ASK FOR HELP! If you are like me...you have WAY TOO MANY THINGS. Ask a trusted friend to HELP YOU GET RID OF THINGS. If you need to- hire a professional. It will pay off!
HAVE A SYSTEM for the stuff and fluff that must remain in the home while it is up for sale.
THIS TOO SHALL PASS! Hang in there, once your home sells and you are in your new place, you can be as messy as you want to! :) It is only temporary.
BethAnn Long ~ Spokane Realtor- Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South Inc.
...there's no place like your home!