Now, although many of you may find the idea of cleaning your entire house top to bottom and getting rid of a bunch of your things about as unappealing as unappealing gets, a thorough house decluttering and deep cleaning can actually be remarkably rewarding and a huge weight off your shoulders.
Source: Earth911.com The holidays are over but now the real work begins: Cleaning up the excess of wrapping paper, cardboard, obsolete household items, and the list goes on. Fortunately, technology is here to help. An innovative new mobile makes it a breeze to find recycling centers near you willing to take your unwanted holiday junk.
Clutter works in mysterious ways. It seems to creep up on you without warning, and before you know it your home looks more like a storage locker than a living space.
Decluttering your home prior to putting it on the market is one of the best ways to increase its value and help it sell more quickly. A 2012 survey of real estate professionals across the country showed that cleaning and decluttering is the most effective way to increase the value of a home.
Via: Flickr, user: FunnyBiz Labor Day is just around the corner and the long weekend makes it the perfect time to declutter the home and garage. Clutter has its way of creeping back into the house after a successful spring cleaning, which has a lot to do with booking a busy summer filled with camping trips, family reunions and vacations. Here are some tips to make this weekend your 2012 summer cleanup.
The obvious upside of keeping your home clutter-free is the aesthetic benefit it offers, but there are plenty of other reasons to keep your home nice and tidy. A short list of these benefits includes improved safety in the home, increased productivity, and more money in your pocket.
A cluttered home is not only unsightly, but it can also be dangerous. There are several dangers associated with having an unorganized, messy house that are worth knowing about. It can help protect not only you, but your kids, family members, and friends.
Planning a move abroad can be quite a stressful situation. Moving in general is one of the most stressful life events most people ever face. In a previous blog post (10 Steps to take the Stress out of Moving) we discussed how only the death of a loved one and divorce were more stressful than moving to a new home. Well, moving abroad is a whole different animal!
Image courtesy of Peretz Partensky at Flickr Buying a new home may be an exciting venture, but moving can be quite the opposite. In fact, statistics show moving is the third most stressful event in life behind the death of a loved one and divorce. The right strategy can help minimize the stress associated with moving day and make for a much smoother transition into your new residence.
Does staging actually work? Absolutely! According to the Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) at StagedHomes.com, 94 percent of staged homes sell within 29 days of hitting the market compared to non-staged homes sitting on the market for an average of 145 days.
Decluttering your home isn't always fun is never fun, but it's something we should all do at least once a year. Hometown has put together a useful infographic to help streamline the decluttering process. We've provided a list of resources and useful tips to help get your home clutter-free in no time.
Basements seem to be magnets for clutter. It’s the one place where you can stockpile junk and not think twice about it – out of sight, out of mind. This way of thinking will only land you on A&E’s “Hoarders: Buried Alive” within a matter of time, so it’s important to keep your basement clean and organized, just as you do the rest of the house. Decluttering the basement doesn’t have to be difficult or too time-consuming. Make a weekend project out of it. Here are some tips to help get you started.
Would you purchase a home that looks cluttered, unorganized and untidy? In most cases, the answer is a defiant “No”. So, you can’t expect to sell your home quickly and at the price you’re looking to get when it’s not in tip-top shape. Decluttering a home has the power to maximize its value in the competitive real estate marketplace, and it makes your home standout against the competition.
Clutter has a knack for taking over homes before the homeowner even realizes what hit ‘em. And it’s not just an aesthetic problem; a messy home poses health risks as well. It’s an especially harmful environment for children and anyone with respiratory problems or allergies. Moral of the story – it’s time to clean house! Here are seven easy tips for cleaning up the junk overtaking your home.
While “location, location, location” is the undisputed number one rule in real estate, this rule can get thrown out the door if the perfectly located home is filled to the brim with junk. Decluttering a home not only significantly increases its value but also improves the odds it even sells in the first place.