Is the booming Utah real estate market motivating you to put your house on the market? Utah homes for sale are selling at record prices and don’t stay on the market for very long. Getting your home show-ready means it has to sparkle when prospective buyers walk through it to take a look. But if you’re someone who has a hard time decluttering your home, that excess bulk of stuff can drastically decrease your sale price. To help you sort this problem, we’ve compiled a list of three key steps you can take to free up space in your home and make it look like a house any buyer would want to make an offer on.
The Golden Rules of Decluttering
While there technically is no “right way” to declutter a home, there are some golden rules you can apply that get the job done a lot more efficiently. The benefits of a decluttered living environment include reduced stress, more free time, and even financial gain.
Step 1: Change Your Habits
Before you begin throwing things away, it’s time to deal with the source of the problem. The clutter in your home didn’t magically appear there by itself. It built up over time due to bad habits of not picking up after yourself or forgetting to throw away things that add no value to your home. Remember, this transformation starts with you; so it’s very important to identify the routine mistakes that result in stuff piling up and a less harmonious living environment.
Step 2: Divide and Declutter
If you haven’t decluttered your home in a while you may feel overwhelmed when finally facing the task at hand. But don’t worry, you’ll get through it. Now is the time to evaluate your home and decide what the finished product should look like. It helps to look for pictures online of homes you’d like yours to mirror, to reference while you begin the process of removing items. Your “excess stuff” will be divided into two simple categories: what stays and what goes. “Goes” could mean things you will sell, put in storage, or throw out. But one thing is for sure, these items no longer have a place in your home.
Step 3: Organize What Stays
By now you should have a good idea of the items that add value to your home and won’t be thrown out. These items can vary from furniture to lamps, and other accessories that add pleasant accents to the rooms they’re in. We recommend giving everything that’s left a good look to make sure you aren’t still holding onto something that would be better off in storage.
If you want your property listed on the Utah real estate market, feel free to contact us today! We will be happy to give you a free home evaluation and put you on the path to getting top dollar for the home.