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!).
Whether you are looking to buy or sell, you need a REALTOR® who is willing to earn your business and work hard to get you the best deal possible! Amanda has been in the real estate business full time since 2008, obtaining her license as a result of growing up watching her mother's flourishing real estate career, and observing how she always enjoyed the opportunity to help people in ways that she never could have imagined. Amanda understands the bittersweet nature of selling your personal home, moving your whole world, and the sometimes frustrating, but always rewarding process of purchasing a new one!
As a native Texan who grew up in the McKinney/Allen area, Amanda is very familiar with, and involved in the community, t hrough volunteer work and town involvement. She is a mom of two boys, 8 and 3, and they keep her pretty busy during her down time with sports, friends, and random boy activities like leaving legos all over the house, making mud castles, and daily WWF matches in the living room.
It is not uncommon for Amanda to find herself working late into the night returning calls and emails, only to rise early the next morning in order to assure that her clients' questions are answered promptly and efficiently. She prides herself on keeping an open line of communication with her clients throughout the entire process, be it buying or selling, and also on offering invaluable advice and information at a moment's notice.
If you're looking for a REALTOR® who can think outside of the box and isn't afraid to go the distance for you, whether you're leasing an apartment, buying your first home, or selling your family estate, Amanda can help you with all of your real estate needs.