Our guide to decluttering your home

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28 Jan Our guide to decluttering your home

Are you looking to sell your property this year? Have you been living in the same house for a number of years and are wondering just where to start when it comes to preparing your home for a sale? Well, we have a few tips on where to begin – whether you are looking to move or not this process is cathartic, and helps you to utilise your space more efficiently.

Accidental hoarding

If you’ve lived in your house for a while now, you’ll probably start to notice that you have a lot of ‘stuff’. You know, trinkets and ornaments which you can’t possibly throw away but can’t quite remember what they represent. When you are looking to pack up and move to your new home it’s important to take a long hard look at your possessions and make decisions on what to take with you – this process is called decluttering.

Decluttering tips

Tackle one room at a time – the whole house can become overwhelming. Tackling one room at a time makes the process more manageable and you’ll feel like you are getting somewhere.

Don’t be precious – nostalgia is your enemy here. Be realistic about the things you keep – do you need them? Do you use them? Can you live without them? Be ruthless.

Old tech – if you have iTunes, Spotify, Netflix, Sky Q and Prime, do you really need all those DVDs and CDs? The answer is – probably not. Take them to the car boot sale or recycle them using an online service (just don’t expect to get rich).

Wardrobe cleanse – if you’ve got time do the wardrobe hanger test. Make sure all the hangers are facing once way and when you wear something turn the hanger round. At the end of 6months – a year, anything you haven’t worn, get rid – you don’t need it.

Get some help – get an honest friend in to tell you when you’re being too sentimental or nostalgic. Sometimes a fresh perspective is just what you need to help you make decisions around what to keep and what to recycle or donate to charity.

Get in touch

If you are looking to move this year and would like to speak to one of our experts about your property options, make sure you give us a call on 01892 530109 or email us. Remember, for property in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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