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!).
Bryan was born and raised in Dallas TX, and graduated from Richardson JJ Pearce High School. After graduating from high school, he attended The University of Texas in Austin and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. He is a three time letterman and earned his membership in the prestigious T-Association for his work in the Sports Medicine department with the Longhorn Football team, Baseball team and Men’s Track and Field teams. Having spent years keeping many athletes healthy at the University of Texas, Arizona State University and later with the Dallas Cowboys, he ventured into the business side of medicine and worked in medical sales and sales management for 17 years. Bryan’s passion has always been helping people and he eventually parlayed that passion to helping people with the biggest investments of their lives. His insightfulness, innate ability to identify someone’s needs, and to create solutions, helps him to form strong relationships and makes him a valuable asset to his clients. In his free time Bryan enjoys watching the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, and spending time with friends and his wife Rachel and son Dean.