4 Ways To Tackle Clutter

4 Ways To Tackle Clutter

4 Ways to Help a Home Seller Tackle Clutter

Posted in Staging Tips, by  on January 18, 2016

346BEFORE-5

Photo Credit: Tori Toth

By Tori Toth

One of the most cost-effective ways to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, but I know for many home sellers it’s no easy task. It’s important to contain and, in fact, erase clutter for three reasons:

  • Gain more square footage.

  • Showcase the positive features in the home.

  • Buyers can visualize living in the space.

Clutter comes in all different forms and it lingers in most homes. So if you see piles of paperwork, clothes on the floor, stuffed closets — it’s time to declutter! Here are some tips:

1. Start small. Organizing is an evolving process that changes as the needs of a home owner change. Start small: One room, one closet, one corner. Just start somewhere! To make it count, tackle the first cluttered area a home buyer would see as they walk into the home.

2. Schedule it. Many times a home owner never starts the decluttering process because of time constraints. Schedule blocks of time (2-4 hours) or even just 15 minutes a day depending on what needs to be organized to make your goal a reality.

3. Find a home. One reason why clutter can build up in a home is if an item is homeless. Creating a place for each item in your home is a crucial part to obtaining an organized home. Of course, keeping the space in order only happens when you return an item back to it’s home after use. 

4. Adopt “good habits.” By always returning an item home, you’re building in a maintenance system in your organizing process. Another good habit to adopt is to take 5-10 minutes every night and put items away. This way when you wake up in the morning, the house is ready to show off.

For more tips on how to organize a home, view: “Lose the Clutter: Habits That Could Make or Break Your Home Organizing Goals.”


Kim Alexander Headshot
Author:
Phone: 317-201-4110
Dated: February 12th 2016
Views: 3,004
About Kim: ...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

We Currently Have Surplus Of Buyer And Seller Leads And Need Your Help Now -
4 Ways To Tackle Clutter - 4 Ways to Help a Home Seller
Put The Cool Back In Ranch Style Homes - Put the Cool Back in Ranch-Style
The Power Of Pets - The Power of PetsOnce relegated to

Our Bloggers

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

Keller Williams Realty - Kim Alexander
8555 N. River Rd. Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN
317-893-3884
317-564-7111