If there is one thing which the New Year and selling your home has in common, it is decluttering. Whether you are looking to start the New Year off in the right frame of mind or you are looking to sell your property, clearing out items and belongings you don’t need is always a great idea.
If you plan on selling your home at some point in 2020, the sooner you start the process, the better. Even if you would like to sell your house in summer or autumn, it never hurts to prepare your home for the sales process. January is the ideal time to start the decluttering process, as many of your friends, family members or colleagues will be doing the same. If you believe in the saying that there is strength in numbers, January is the perfect time to evaluate what you need, and don’t need, when you move home.
You work at your own pace when decluttering
Each person and family is different. Some people are highly motivated when it comes to clearing their home. These people may not need a lot of time for the decluttering process, because when they do start, they are fast and effective. Of course, this isn’t the case for every household. Some people struggle to clean and tidy, and these people should allocate more time to complete the decluttering process.
It is also essential you factor in the size of your house and the number of belongings you have at home. A homeowner who lives in a small apartment and who enjoys a minimalist lifestyle faces a different task to a family who have a large house and who collect all manner of keepsakes and mementoes. It would be best if you made an informed decision based on your circumstances to allow you to declutter your home in the most appropriate way.
Allow yourself enough time to sell your home
Don’t forget many people are emotional when decluttering their home. Saying goodbye to their house and belongings is tough, so you may wish to allocate more time to the task. You don’t need to throw every unwanted item away. You may be able to pass things on, you can give to charity, and you can sell items. However, if you are keen to move home in 2020, the decluttering process is vital, and the sooner you start the process, the better.
A decluttered home is more likely to sell than a messy house. When you present a buyer with more space and fewer of your personal belongings, you increase the chances of them connecting with your property. In a competitive market, you must take steps to ensure your home stands out for all the right reasons.
“A decluttered home looks fantastic in property listing images”, said Thomas Morris St Neots Branch Manager Andrea Delaney. “If you are keen to make the best impression when connecting with buyers, make sure you start the New Year by decluttering your property.”
Letting property is stressful, but with the right support, you can make the process easier. Book a valuation at a time that is suitable to you or alternatively, you can phone our St Neots branch, managed by Andrea Delaney by calling us on 01480 403020.