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Top 7 Decluttering Tips for Sellers

First and foremost it’s important to realize that decluttering is different from cleaning. While it’s certainly important that sellers keep the living spaces clean, decluttering is a different process entirely. To declutter a home the seller needs to remove extra “stuff” from rooms.

1. Remove Personality – Take down pictures and remove personal items; allow buyers to envision their own story within the home.


2. Edit – Look at the items in each room. Remove anything which makes the room seem smaller.


3. Open Drawers and Closets – Home buyers will open every drawer and closet. Showcase the storage of your home by keeping these clean and tidy.


4. Garage – It’s tempting to move everything into the garage but investing in a short term storage unit is a much better idea.


5. Remember the Yard – Decluttering must extend to the yard. Trim hedges and remove extra brush and debris.


6. Include the Kids – Get some help from the little ones. Invest in baskets and bins to keep toys away from buyers’ eyes.


7. Stay Consistent – Selling your home can take longer than a weekend. Create a strategy to keep your home clear of clutter.


By following a few simple tips, home sellers can declutter their homes and ensure they can offer buyers a beautiful home to consider.


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