The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale
One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.
Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of theKonMari Methodof Tidying Up,has gained popularity with her newNetflixseries. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes.
“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.”
When you subjectively look at all of your belongings, you can sort through the ones that mean the most to you. Not only will you increase space for more joy-bringing items in your new home, but you will also have a much easier time packing remaining belongings!
“Remember, tidying up isn't about getting rid of stuff. It is about creating an environment that sparks joy and improves your quality of life.”
When selling your house, first impressions matter! Before you or your agent schedule a photographer to take photos for your listing, make sure to tour your home with fresh eyes. Look for any imperfections that a buyer might notice.
When you sort through your more sentimental items, consider packing them away to ensure that you know where they all are. That way, they are safe during open houses and showing appointments. This will also cut down on the amount of packing you need to do right before you move!
Whether you are selling your house to move up to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the items that truly spark joy for you. This will not only help cut down on the items you move, but also ensures that you’re off to a great start in your new home!
Author:Julie Boyadjian - CA DRE #01820721 Phone: 619-250-1129 Dated: February 18th 2019 Views: 591 About Julie: San Diego Top Realtor, Julie Boyadjian has delivered excellence in real estate since 2007, and is ve...
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San Diego Top Realtor, Julie Boyadjian has delivered excellence in real estate since 2007, and is very appreciative of the fact that the greatest percentage of her business is from satisfied repeat clients and those who have been referred by her past customers. Her enthusiasm and high energy are among the many traits that make her a top professional. Julie knows the meaning of hard work, client satisfaction, and time management. Her entrepreneurial skills and work ethic are a beacon to all those who know her. Julie loves San Diego County where she was born and raised. She has real estate knowledge about markets in all areas of the county. It's no surprise that Julie was "Rookie of the Year" when she entered real estate sales, she has continued that exemplary performance for the past ten years. Julie has been voted a Neighborhood Favorite in the San Diego Union Tribune Readers Poll year after year. "This profession offers numerous emotional awards." she states, "That feeling that comes from handing a first-time buyer their keys to a home or helping seller get the maximum return possible on their investment make me very happy that I chose to pursue a career in residential sales."