If it's your first time here, I highly recommend that you start at beginning of this series
(as each principle builds upon the next), entitled 31 Days to a Staged Home: HERE.
Today is a fun day!
Decluttering sounds so labor-intensive and menial, and if you have never staged a home before,
you are probably not quite sure what you are supposed to be decluttering.
You aren't sure what you might need to keep while your house is on the market
(which won't be very long if you've staged it well).
You aren't sure which items you'll need to turn your house into a home for buyers.
Yesterday, I encouraged you to set up A Staging Area,
and to acquire a storage area (if necessary) and, if those spaces are ready,
today's assignment will be a breeze.
Decluttering is actually one of my favorite parts of staging!
For several reasons:
All of this upfront work makes the final move so much easier
because most of your items will already be packed and ready to move.
You'll be living with less which equals less time to get the house ready for showings.
Pre-planning and purging makes your unpacking process proceed much more smoothly.
If you are selling items that are not needed,
this oftentimes off-sets the cost of other improvements or repairs.
So let's get started.
There are at least three steps to this process:
Set up some boxes, bins, bags, whatever you've got,
Geralin over at Metropolitan Organizing
(also read the awesome post with these tags):
Tape the tags to your boxes/bins/bags/whatever and start purging.
Here is the list of the items I always remove from around the house, from the start:
(I suggest that you remove all of these from your own house.)
As we start with Day 12 :: Art & Accessories,
there will probably be more that you'll need to get packed
You will also learn what to do with what's left.
This post I wrote about Redundabundance will help you declutter without guilt.
Tomorrow's popular topic?
Day 31 is Q & A Day,
so if you have any questions, please ask them below in the comments.
Thank you and have a blessed day!
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Happy Staging! Happy Selling!