Every homeowner can benefit from cleaning and decluttering their property, but if you plan on selling your home in 2020, this should be an essential task. Decluttering a property creates space, and it makes it easier to clean. These outcomes help create a more welcoming environment for potential buyers, and it should help you sell your home.
Of course, the same principles also apply to landlords. Any South West London landlord who is wanting to let their rental property in 2020 is advised to clean and thoroughly declutter the property. We have some quick cleaning and declutter tips which will help you make the most of your property, no matter what you want to achieve with it this year.
Create a space for incoming mail and important documents
This may seem like a tactic more commonly used in the office, but it can also work well in the home. Quite often, mail, papers and documents lie around, and make a home look untidy. By creating a space where these items are stored, you automatically make the room tidier, and you have a space where you know things are. When the time comes to deal with these documents, you will be pleased to know everything is where it should be.
Start slowly with clearly defined areas
The decluttering process can seem like a daunting task. It is best not to think about the whole project. Instead, start with an area or certain items. Working to clean a small space at a time may seem like a slow way to improve your home, but it is an effective way.
Once you start to see positive changes, you will be more motivated to continue the cleaning process. Starting the decluttering project with something as simple as a counter-top, a cabinet or a shelf is the platform to decluttering your entire home.
Allocate time where you know you will work
You know your schedule, and you know when you are going to be most productive. If you know there is no chance you will get out of bed early on a Saturday or Sunday morning to declutter the home, don’t say you will do it this time.
Allocating time each day or week, and sticking to it, will ensure you make progress. You may be surprised at how much five or ten minutes work each day adds up when you continue the process consistently.
Other tips to consider when decluttering a property include:
· Visualise the room the way you want it to look
· Pick up five things at a time and find a proper home for them
· If you are struggling to decide whether to keep or throw away an item, create a maybe pile
· Remember you can sell, give to charity or pass items on if you don’t want to keep but don’t want to throw them away
If you plan on making changes this year, we can help. At Holmes Estate Agents, we are South West London specialists, and we look forward to assisting you.