Decluttering is always a good idea, especially when you want to sell your house. If you want your home to look clean and you want the buyer to drool over your home, you must keep it clean and decluttered.
Here are a few tips on how you can declutter your home to sell it this spring:
1. Create a Sorting System
When you look through your cupboards and drawers to declutter your home, you'll need a set method to organize the things you need and that you do not need. You may develop your technique or use one of the most common decluttering methods, such as the "Three-Box Method." This strategy allows you to categorize all your things (e.g., keep, toss and store), so you do not make a bigger mess when you take out all the things from your cupboards, and you don't know what to do with them.
2. The 80/20 Decluttering Rule
When it comes to clothing, we usually wear just 20% of the dresses that we own, 80% of the time. This principle often tends to be true for other items as well as video games, computer parts, magazines, movies, toys, etc. This rule will help if you aim to get rid of things that you do not use 80% of the time.
3. Get Over Sunk Costs
Costs previously accrued and not recoverable in the context of economics are known as sunk costs. As you look through the objects in your home, most products should be deemed cost-sunk (other than in limited situations where the worth of an object may have improved). Because you can't get back the money you've invested on that object, you should think about the potential value that an object can bring to your life.
Recognizing this sunken cost principle can assist you in making a more informed choice about what to keep, what to store, and what to throw.
It would be best if you keep these essential tips in your mind before you start decluttering, to sell your home quickly.