|Getting the House Ready to
Uncluttering the House,
Closets are great for accumulating
clutter, though you may not think of it as clutter. We are talking about
extra clothes and shoes - things you rarely wear but cannot bear to be
without. Do without these items for a couple of months by putting them
in a box, because these items can make your closets look "crammed
full." Sometimes there are shoeboxes full of "stuff" or
other accumulated personal items, too.
Many people have too much furniture in
certain rooms - not too much for your own personal living needs -
but too much to give the illusion of space that a homebuyer would like
to see. You may want to tour some builders' models to see how they
place furniture in the model homes. Observe how they place furniture in
the models so you get some ideas on what to remove and what to leave in
Basements, garages, attics, and sheds
accumulate not only clutter, but junk. These areas should be as empty as
possible so that buyers can imagine what they would do with the space.
Remove anything that is not essential and take it to the storage area.
Or have a garage sale.
copyright 2006 by Terry
Light and RealEstate ABC, revised 2002