When selling our home we want to get the most money we can from the sale. I was reading Barbara Ballinger's blog on cleaning, decluttering and discarding and found it to be incredibly practical whether you selling or remaining in your present home. Two of her tips that I wish to highlight are as follows:
TIP 1 - Purge basements, attics, and garages.
TIP 2 - Empty closets
I found that both of these tips to be centered around one theme .. our inability to throw things out, give things away or recycle the things we don't use. As you tackle these areas of your home be ruthless. In our home, we've been practicing this and have found in freeing when it comes to not only our physical space but our mental space. It's amazing how much time we save looking for things when we have less.
- When a new piece of clothing or furniture comes into your home make a decision on what you are going to do with the old.
- Ask yourself, have I touched this in the last 6 months? Will I use this again? Have my kids out grown this? Is it broken? Can it be repaired?
Make a House Shine for Resale
Sentimentality can be a powerful disincentive to declutter. How could a loving daughter sell her family silver, even though she dislikes the pattern? How could parents ever ... Original link ~ Original author: Barbara Ballinger
What is your favourite de-cluttering tip?