De-cluttering before selling your home is the first and most important step of preparing to move – it allows you to decide what you’ll need for the new house, what you’ll have room for, and what you won’t.
The most important thing to remember when de-cluttering is that you’ll be making your home more appealing to buyers while lowering your moving expenses. Depending on how long you have lived in your home, de-cluttering can be an emotional process so start out slow. Begin with any papers that you don’t need and keep on going. Consider donating items such as books, old toys or clothes or have a garage sale or sell online. If you are not sure about some items, store them neatly in your garage so that your home is as clutter free as possible while it is on the market.
Here are some resources to help you to capitalize on your clutter :
Amazon.com – just about anything – there may be a fee
Craig’s list – Local market place online to sell just about anything
Decluttr – accepts video games, consoles, dvds, cell phones
And soon your house will be looking like this!