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The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale


Blog by Tomi (Tomyal Emptage) | February 19th, 2019


The Konmari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale 





One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.
Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the Konari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes. 


“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.”


When you subjectively look at all of your belongings, you can sort through the ones that mean the most to you. Not only will you increase space for more joy-bringing items in your new home, but you will also have a much easier time packing the remaining belongings!


"Remember, tidying up isn't about getting rid of stuff. It is about creating an environment that sparks joy and improves your quality of life."

When selling your house, first impressions matter! Before you or your agent schedule a photographer to take photos for your listing, make sure to tour your home with fresh eyes. LOok for any imperfections that a buyer might notice. 
When you sort through more sentimental items, consider packing them away to ensure that you know where that all are. That way, they are safe during open houses and showing appointments. This will also cut down on the amount of packing you need to do right before you move!


Bottom Line
Whether you are selling your house to move to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the items that truly spark joy for you. This will not only help cut down on the items you move but also ensure that you're off to a great start in your new home!

 
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