It’s Never Too Early

It’s never too early to start thinking about how to prepare your home for going on the market. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you need to know the exact time you plan to sell before starting the preparation. We’re here to tell you that that’s not true! We understand that getting started is the most difficult part; here are some tips on the early steps you can take to make the eventual process of selling easier. 1. The Semi-Annual Purge Things pile up. One of the most challenging obstacles when preparing your home for the market is figuring out what to do with all your stuff! Our friend, Professional Organizer Lisa Linard, wrote a blog for us on how to get rid of stuff fast once you’ve determined you want to sell. A great alternative is to stay on top of decluttering on a more regular basis. Take that spring and fall cleaning seriously and try to get rid of those unused items that are just sitting in the back of your closet. Once you decide to sell, the decluttering becomes way less stressful. 2. Taking it one room at a time Some spaces in your home do […]
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5 Ways to Stay Busy While at Home

Your home is the place where you should feel the most safe and comfortable. So, while we’re all doing our part to stay home, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to keep yourself and your family busy. 1. Clean out your junk drawer It’s the place you throw all the things that don’t have a home, but when was the last time you actually cleared out your junk drawer? Who knows, you may even find something you thought you had misplaced! Click HERE for a step-by-step how to. 2. Rearrange your furniture Now is the perfect time to switch things up! You never know what will work best until you try it. Here is a great article from Elle Décor that provides furniture arranging tricks to make your home feel bigger. 3. Hang pictures and art How many times have you thought about finally getting around to printing, framing and hanging those family pictures? There are plenty of ways to arrange and hang pictures and artwork as outlined in this Arch Digest article. 4. Learn a new home improvement skill There are plenty of small fixes around the house that you can do yourself. Keep your home […]
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Decluttering on a Deadline

By Lisa Linard, Professional Organizer   So you’ve decided to sell your house and you need to get rid of stuff…fast. Chances are you’ve got a deadline and the thought of decluttering in a short time frame is making you anxious. First, take a deep breath. You’ve got this! You can follow these steps to make the process less daunting, more efficient, and (dare I say it?) more fun.   1. Determine your “why” Why do you want or need to declutter? Some of your reasons might be your own, and some might be suggested by your real estate agent or home stager. Do you want to: Fit all of your belongings into your new, smaller home? Remove personal items for an open house? Get rid of a storage unit? Prepare your home for staging? Make unpacking in your new home go more quickly? Your “why” might be one of these, none of these, or all of these! Write your “whys” down so you can refer back to them if you need to refocus. They will be your North Star.   2. Prioritize and set goals Let’s face it, if you have a short period of time to accomplish your […]
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