Decluttering Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Decluttering can help you if you’re planning to sell your home. It can help sell your house faster and at the best price possible. It’s also an excellent method of organizing your life as you prepare to move to your new home.

If you have planned it for a weekend project, you could get your house looking prepared for sale and once you’re finished, you can determine if you would like to work with a home stager for some additional touches.

Although a lived-in feel is perfect for the house where you actually live in, it’s now what potential buyers prefer to see. They are looking forward to the inspirational possibility of the house and would like to envision themselves in it. In case your home is too crowded with big furniture, art, personal possessions, and other things you own, it could become a turnoff. Potential buyers could also get distracted, which will make it more difficult for them to concentrate on determining if the house is exactly what they need.

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Preparation Tips Before Selling Your House

Every seller would like their house to sell right away for the highest price. But if you want this to happen, you’ll need something else other than luck. You need to plan carefully and know how to organize your home professionally so you can convince potential home buyers to buy your property.

Home Staging Tips

Let Go

It can be difficult to let go of your home especially if you have lived there for several years. The house holds many memories and it’ll be difficult for you to separate yourself from it emotionally. You have to understand that what was once your home is now just a shell that will be occupied by another family. Don’t worry because you’ll be making new memories in your new home.

Depersonalize The House

Pack your family heirlooms and personal photographs or other clutter that may distract you from possible buyers and cause you to miss a sale. You have to present a clean and impersonal environment so that potential home buyers can imagine themselves living in the house. Depersonalizing the house makes it a lot easier for them to visualize how the place will look like once they fill the house with their things. It’s best to leave understated furniture pieces so you don’t make any unintentional impression.

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How To Clean A Loved One’s Home After A Death

Whether it’s preparing the house for a sale or clearing items out, dealing with a home after the passing of a loved one could be emotionally difficult. Here are some steps you can take to help you empty the house, organize your home, and prep it for sale.

Forward the Mail and Change The Locks

Securing the premises is the first thing you have to do  when organizing a house. You don’t know how many people have keys to the house. Instead of trying to collect all of the spare keys from relatives, friends, and cleaners, why not change the locks instead? Also, don’t forget to forward the mails of deceased person to your office or home by filling out a form for a change of address with USPS and other services. Doing this will help you figure out who are the creditors of the deceased and if payments are current. This will also help you determine which subscriptions you need to cancel.

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13 Simple Home Organizing Tips For The Holidays

Some Americans think that the holiday season is blissful while others believe that it’s stressful. In a survey performed by the Rasmussen Reports last year, they found that about 46% of American adults consider the holidays as a joyous season. On the other hand about 42% think the holiday season is nerve wracking. The holiday season starts from the Halloween to New Year’s Day. The season will last much longer if you include the holiday shopping. Depending on how you look at it, that is a whole lot of stress or bliss. One of the important points when it comes to making the holiday season less stressful and more enjoyable is to organize your home.

Home Organization Tips You Need To Know

  1. Make a to do list for the holidays.

Home organizing includes listing down all of the things you have to do for the holidays. You can write your list on a notebook, in an app, or even in a bulletin board. Doing so will help you feel that you are in control of everything.

  1. Set Deadlines

Split up your to-do lists into smaller tasks and give each of them a deadline. Let’s say you want to send out holiday cards. Your to-do list should include the date when you’ll take the family photo, make the card, update the mailing list, and mail the envelopes.

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Home Organizing Tips Before The Holidays

It’s already October and, just like every year, time seems to move fast as the holiday season draws near. Before you know it, December will be here and if you are just like other people, you would like to enjoy the festive season as much as you can and that’s why you have to start your organizing your home.

There’s so much buildup that comes with the holidays that you may wind up feeling overworked and overwhelmed rather than enjoying all of the parties, concerts, get togethers, events, and activities that come during this time of the year.

Fortunately, there are some home organizing tips before the holidays that can help reduce these feelings. Being prepared and organized lets the season go as smoothly as possible, which means you’ll get to relax more.

Home Organizing Tips

Christmas Decors and Wrapping Supplies

Now is the perfect time to go through all of your holiday decorations and wrapping supplies. Segregate all those that you have not used or no longer want to use and get rid of them. You can either donate them to charitable organizations prior to the holidays. It’s also a good idea to create a list of your wrapping supplies and decorations so you can avoid buying duplicates and overbuying when you’re out shopping.

Purse and Wallet

You are most likely going to do some shopping in the coming weeks. So, it’s best to get your wallet and purse in good shape. Go through all of your receipts and identify which ones to keep and throw away. It’s also a good idea to add a mini filodex or a small bag where you can place your new receipts in so they won’t’ overtake your purse or wallet when you are out shopping. Your wallet can easily be filled with cards. You should think of using an app on your mobile phone where you can store your card barcodes. That means you can leave your card’s hard copies at home. You should also take note of all the gift cards that you have and know how you can use them when you go Christmas shopping.

The Pantry

Make a list of what’s in your pantry and what you need to buy. You should also include a list of the ingredients that you use for your holiday baking. Get rid of expired or old food and take note of the ones that are nearing their expiration date. You can donate dry goods that you won’t use to a food bank in your local area. Prepare your pantry so it’s ready for you the holiday groceries.

Fridge and Freezer

Organizing your home for the holidays includes your fridge and freezer. Create an inventory of what you have in your freezer and fridge. Throw out old items and come up with plans on when to use the items that are nearing the expiration date. Create a list of staples that you no longer have or almost out of and make sure to stock up before the holiday season. Go through and pin the holiday recipes that you wish to try and think of giving them a test run before the holidays. Don’t forget to add those ingredients to the list of items you need to buy. You should also come up with a list of things that should be readily available in case guests drop by so you can easily offer them a drink or a snack. Easy to make snacks, wine, beer, soda waters, pop, teas, and coffee should be readily available during the holiday season.

Command Center

If you already have a command center for your calendar, filing, paper work, etc., then you have to make sure that your filing and calendar is updated with the activities and events for the coming holiday season.

Dresser and Closets

Purge all that items that you have not used for more than a year. This is the perfect opportunity to declutter your dresser and closet. Now is the best time to donate warm clothing and jackets to charity. You should check your dress clothes to find out if you need anything new to wear to some of the parties or events that you will be attending during the holiday season.

Guest Room and Guest Bath

If you have turned your guest room into a dumping room throughout the year, you need to go through all of it before the holidays. Deal with the clutter and prepare the room for your expected guests. Create an inventory and be sure that you are stocked with clean towels, bedding, and all homey necessities that you would like to provide your guests with in both the guest bathroom and bedroom.

Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions if you need the help of a professional organizer in preparing your home for the upcoming holiday season.

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Tips For Creating More Storage Space In Your Home

In many homes, storage space is at a premium. You’ve probably heard some people complain that they have too many closets. The truth is they don’t. That’s why it’s crucial to know how to use the spaces efficiently using the following home organizing hacks.

Home Organizing Tricks to Create Additional Storage Space

Get Rid Of Stuff

Decluttering or getting rid of your stuff is the first step to home organizing. You have to learn how to declutter if you want to maximize your space. Clutter will drain your energy and it will cost you money and time. The best method of decluttering is to go through one room at a time. If your rooms are complicated or too big, you can split them into zones. For items that you’ve decided to let go but can still be used, you should consider consignment or donation.

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When Is The Best Time To Get Organized

When is the perfect time to get organized? This could mean organizing your place, your schedule, or your even your life. If you pay close attention, it’ll be easier for you to determine if it’s time to get started. In most cases, they involve making avoidable mistakes or feeling out of control. Here are some indications that you need to start your home organizing project.

Signs That You Need To Get Organized

  1. Missed Schedule Meetings

Yes, this may happen for an unpredictable and legitimate reason. But the first sign refers to missing schedules for no good reason and it happens more than once. If this is the case then you should take it as a sign that your way of organizing your schedule isn’t working.

  1. Misplaced Belongings

Everybody makes mistakes and that is a fact. However, if you constantly lose track of your wallet, glasses, or keys, then your organization routine has broken down.

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Organization Tips To Tidy Up Your Garage

Some people are lucky to have a spacious garage with functional storage systems. Meanwhile, others find it difficult to organize their garage especially when it’s used for different purposes and too many things are stored inside. If you’re one of them, you’ll find the following garage organizing tips useful.

Garage Organizing Tips

Build Shelves

Having a good storage system is the core of very organized garage. This means having some kind of shelving unit. You can buy readymade shelves or you can make one yourself.

Make Custom Storage Solutions

When you start with garage organization, you have to do an inventory and consider how you would like to use the space. Do you have a past time or hobby that needs some storage space? If yes, then create a space that will serve that purpose.

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Tips From Professional Organizers

Home organizing may come naturally to some. But for others, keeping their home clutter-free and tidy is more difficult than it seems. So, here’s some home organizing tips from professional organizers that you may find useful.

Professional Organizers Reveal Secrets To Staying Organized

Take Everything Off

Let’s say you’re trying to organize your bathroom cabinet. It’s most likely filled with dental products, lotions, and cleaners. You’d think that you can simply move and group them together, just like what you used to do. No, that’s not what you should do. Always remember that the first step when it comes to home organizing is to take everything out of the drawers or off the shelves. Doing so may seem difficult for some simply because they don’t want to face the things that may be hiding in the back of their closets or cabinets. But when you can see everything, you will have a good idea of your stuff and you’ll be able to determine which ones no longer serve you.

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Tips For Taking Control Of Your Clutter

Now is the time. You’ve probably been preparing for this for quite some time. It’s Saturday, the kids and husband are not home. You finally have the chance to declutter. You’ve already come up with a renovation plan for each room of your home and you have a pretty good idea of what you want to happen and where you should begin.

You begin in your closet. You are loving it and you know what you wish to achieve. You are taking out all of your clothes and you’ve began purging. Then your husband comes in and you wonder why he’s home early.  But when you check the time, you realize that you’ve been at it for six hours. And during that period you just managed to edit your “organize time” playlist, filled out some donate bags, and filled your room with shoes and clothes.

You ask yourself, why it took you so long to finish. You feel defeated, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Don’t be! Don’t allow your disorganization put you down. Any normal individual will feel overwhelmed when it comes to decluttering their entire house all at once. But with a few changes to your game plan, you’ll be on your way to having an organized home.

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