Archive for the ‘Order in the House’ Category

Be Tough on Your Stuff!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018


closet_junkWhat starts out as saving the green planter that we got on sale for some new plants typically ends up with it somewhere half-buried on the side of the house or on the shelf in the garage, along with the other “worth keeping” items. It happens to many of us…Our stuff grows…. and grows!  And before we realize it, it becomes the beast that we don’t want to tackle – mostly because it is so big and daunting.  We just don’t know where to begin.

I promise you that your time and effort will definitely be worth the reward. Your property will show significantly better with some organization and decluttering.  When prospective buyers get to see more of your property they get a greater comfort level about its condition and what it has to offer!

Here are some tips to get you on your way:

  1. Pick a day and amount of time you are willing to dedicate toward doing this. It can be 30 minutes or 3 hours.  Every bit moves you in the right direction.
  2. Make it a family event.  For example, everyone can be in charge of their own room.
  3. Hire a helper…A good handyman can be very useful in helping organize and clean out.

Go All the Way!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Did you remember to take out the trash?

No one likes doing it,
but it is a job that must be done,
especially if you have a showing scheduled.

PS This means taking it to the outside trash cans.



Too Many is Too Much!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Buyers get sidetracked when you have a number of pictures around the house, regardless of of their location – on a shelf, a wall or a dresser.

Instead of looking at the room they are in, buyers gravitate toward the photos. Sometimes it is to see if they know any of the people in the pictures, but most of the time they are just curious.

I recommend keeping your pictures to a minimum when your property is on the market.