Earlier today, I was reading an interesting post on decluttering by Gloria Hildebrandt, a friend who edits and publishes the wonderful Escarpment Views magazine. You can find her full post at http://www.escarpmentviews.ca/index.php/2011/01/02/200-tips-for-de-cluttering-by-daniela-santos-quartino/.
I have advocated decluttering as an important first step in preparing a home for sale, as well as in making it pleasantly livable. Like Gloria, I do believe that some objects in a room make the room cosy and that too much clutter can make life difficult. One does not have to invest thousands of dollars in creating storage spaces. I believe that the biggest challenge to getting started is related to our objectivity, which items to keep and which to donate or discard. That is where your real estate professional, a stager or organizational specialist can play an important role. Once you get over this first hurdle, the rest should fall into place.
Need some help in getting started? Call Susan to help you kick start your path to a livable, salable space.