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!).
Lisa was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She received her B.A. in Finance from St. Edwards University in May of 2010.
The last 4 years she has built her career as one of the top producers in a high end diamond retail store.
Lisa loved working with her customers helping them find just the right diamond for what is a large, emotional purchase. "When I could match my customers up with just the right ring, and make the whole process a smooth and easy for them, I would go home happy"
Lisa has always loved the real estate market, so in 2018 with the support of her family and friends, she decided to get into the Real Estate industry where she can continue to serve her customers in what is usually a very emotional time, whether buying or selling a home.
In her free time she enjoys traveling and exploring new places, camping, and being with her family and friends. She is grateful to those that surround her, and her dependability, warm personality and her positive attitude passes equally from those she knows to those she meets.