Tips For Getting Rid of Clutter in a House

Are you looking for ways to clear the clutter from your home? When it comes time to sell, a clutter-free home will sell for more money than one completely disorganized.

Potential home buyers need to see your home in its best light. Buyers will be turned off if it looks like a hoarder’s house with enormous amounts of junk, too much furniture, and counters filled with stuff.

Clutter is the number one cause of stress in homes today. It’s hard to focus on anything when everything is hidden, and you can’t see what’s important. Imagine a home buyer trying to do that with a property they have never been inside.

It is next to impossible. You will end up selling your home for less than the actual fair market value. Instead, following these tips when selling will put more money in your pocket.

Let’s have a look at some of the necessary steps to get rid of the clutter, so your house becomes more saleable.

Getting Rid of Clutter Will Help Selling Your Home

Figure Out What is Clutter and What Isn’t

Start by setting clear boundaries for what is and is not clutter. Everything in your home should have a purpose and a place. If something isn’t helping you or interfering with your daily life, get rid of it. 

Clutter can affect our mental and physical health in several ways. Clearing clutter from your home can free up valuable space and improve your quality of life. Here are three easy steps to help you get started:

1. Create a list of everything in your home that is worth keeping. This includes both sentimental items and everyday objects that have a purpose.

2. Separate the items on your list into two categories: those you will keep and those you will donate or throw away. Having some boundaries around what is and is not cluttered is essential. Otherwise, the process will become overwhelming quickly.

3. Start with the most straightforward items to clear, such as empty shelves or cubbies in the closet. Once these areas are decluttered, move on to more complex areas, such as under beds or in corners of rooms.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with how you clear clutter- using designated boxes and bags can be very effective!

Start Removing The Clutter From Your Home

Once you’ve determined what is and is not clutter, it’s time to remove it. Make a list of all the items in your home and select the ones you can easily discard. This will help you clear the clutter and make your home more organized and efficient.

It can be beneficial to create a room that will be classified as “junk.” These are the items that you no longer have any need for. Think of these things as stuff that nobody else will have any use for either. They should have low or no value.

Once you have cleared your home of this type of clutter, it will be time to call a junk removal service company. Junk hauling companies will come right to your home and take almost everything away.

A company like 1-800-Got-Junk is excellent. They have a sterling reputation and are located throughout the country.

If you are unsure of something they may not take, give them a call ahead of time.

Your Second Designated Room Can Be Items to Donate

There is probably some clutter in your home that has value or could be helpful for someone else. Many people are less fortunate and could use donations. Items such as furniture and clothing are vital to those not financially stable.

While getting rid of clutter in your home is hard work, there can be some personal satisfaction that comes from it besides a better-looking property. You will be making someone’s day with your generous donations.

Some companies will come to your home and pick up your donations. Most will welcome taking furniture.

Clean and Organize Once Your Home Has Been Decluttered

Once you’ve cleared away the clutter and removed the unnecessary items, it’s time to start taking care of the actual cleanliness of your home. Clean as you go, starting with the areas that are busiest and most likely to accumulate dirt and dust.

Doing will help you stay on top of your cleaning duties and keep your home clean and clutter-free.

When you are going to be selling your home, a real estate agent can give you useful advice about how to stage it properly.

Some agents have a knack for giving excellent staging advice. Those who don’t will sometimes hire a professional to help.

When you are listing for sale, many owners will have a professional come in to do a final deep cleaning.

You want your property looking its best to get top dollar. Spending a few hundred extra bucks is almost always worth it.

Final Thoughts

Clearing clutter from your home is a simple process that can help you to reclaim your time and focus on the things that matter most. When you are selling your property, it is a crucial part of the process.

Follow these steps, and you’ll be on your way to a clutter-free home in no time!

Bill Gassett

Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys writing helpful articles for buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and here at Realty Biz News. He was the #1 RE/MAX agent in Massachusetts for 2018.

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