Uncluttering the House, part 2
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 your house.
Storage Area Clutter
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 2000 by Terry Light and RealEstate ABC, revised 2002