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How to Declutter Your Home Before Selling?

If you are preparing to sell your home in Sydney, you may feel equally excited and overwhelmed. There are so many details to take care of as you prepare your home for sale that it can be challenging to know where to start. However, tackling your clutter is a good first step.

In every home, closets get full to bursting, under-bed space is packed with stored items, and basements and garages are overcrowded. Knowing how to start getting rid of these items is the key to getting your house ready to show to potential buyers.

When you hold your open house, visitors and potential buyers don’t want to see your outdated magazines, piles of unwashed laundry, or your closets brimming with unworn clothes and shoes. They want to be able to imagine themselves living in your house that is neat and clean. Working with the best experts in home styling Sydney has to offer can help you get organized and present your home to buyers proudly. Let’s take a closer look at a few easy ways to declutter your home before you sell.

Arrange for Storage Rental

Preparation for your start date should begin now. Decide whether you’ll rent a POD, rent a storage unit, or store your things at your new house. Roll-off dumpsters are ideal if you have a lot of trash. While you may be able to get rid of a lot of your things by either tossing them, donating or selling items, you will undoubtedly still have many items that require storage. When staging your home, you should keep your furnishings to a minimum.

One Room At a Time

If your home is heavily cluttered, this might be a daunting task for you. Feeling overwhelmed is natural, but letting it paralyze you will only delay the inevitable. Start by choosing a small room. Clear out that room completely, even temporarily moving more things elsewhere. One room completed gives you an early victory and the energy to move forward.

Trash First

For some, this step can be challenging. People have varying degrees of sentimentality when it comes to things. When moving into a new house, some homeowners have trouble determining what should be donated, stored, or kept. As part of this step, all trash and recycling are removed from the house. Ensure that you do this throughout the house before moving from room to room. It will be much easier to proceed once all the trash has been removed.

Evaluate Items

Once you have cleared out the trash and recyclable items, it’s time to decide what you will take to your new home. This step can be difficult for some with emotional attachments; it doesn’t have to feel impossible. A simple tip is to hold each item while evaluating whether it is going to be helpful in your new home, whether it brings you joy, or if it is a necessity. If you say no to any of these questions, it can go to the trash, donate or sell bin.

Presenting your home to potential buyers is all about eliciting an emotional connection. Take control over your clutter by following these steps and clear out your home to help you prepare for your future.