IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
Greg was born and raised just outside of Columbus, Ohio. He played baseball throughout high school and through college. Greg attended Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University, as well as coached high school baseball for five years after his playing days were over.
Greg moved from Columbus to Phoenix Arizona in 2009 and lived there for three years before relocating to Dallas Texas in 2012. While in Arizona he started working in the mortgage industry in 2011 in the processing/underwriting side of the home loan process and continued in that field until 2016. He is also on the Board of Directors for the 60feet6 – Derek Holland charity foundation for childrens leukemia which was started in 2014 .
Greg is a huge sports fan and love my Ohio State Buckeyes among others and can usually be found at the ballpark or on the golf course.