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!).
Rachelle grew up in McKinney, Texas within walking distance from every grade school she ever attended. After graduating high school, she moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she lived for four years while attending Oklahoma State University. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Strategic Communications and graduated at the top of her class. Go Pokes!
Upon graduating, she moved back to her favorite city - Dallas, Texas. She worked in the advertising world for three years and gained experience with top brands including Victoria’s Secret PINK and Nike. She quickly learned that her passion for making meaningful connections was not going to be fulfilled behind a desk. So she left her 9-5 and tossed out her five year pla n to start a new one.
Cue real estate school. She worked round the clock as a nanny, a paralegal and a freelance content creator while working toward earning a license in real estate.
“You may not end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.”
When Rachelle isn’t trying to become a master of the universe, you can typically catch her cycling on a bike that doesn’t go anywhere, playing with her dog, Stella, or trying to find her breathe in a yoga class.