Clear the clutter is the second of The Homemover’s Top Tips for preparing your house for sale.

First impressions count

On average it’ll take someone less than an episode of Eastenders to decide whether or not they’re going to buy your house. So every second counts from the moment they walk through your front door.

You want buyers to focus on how perfect your house could be for them, and not how messy or crowded it is. Put yourself in their shoes. They have no emotional attachment to this house yet. You have to let them fall in love with it.

So, give it breathing space. Make sure everything has a home. Make it as minimalist as possible.

Banish that messy pile of shoes from the front door mat. Put all the toys away. Clear the gaming equipment from the living room. Clear the surfaces everywhere. Hang all your clothes up. Clear out the cupboards. Clear out the loft/garage/shed.

But how do you do this? You’ll have to get rid of a lot of “stuff”.

Questions to ask

Ask yourself 3 questions: do I love it, do I really use it, do I need it?

BE HONEST. Now is the time to clear the clutter.

If the answer is no, – then donate it or recycle it.

If you want to keep it because it might be useful one day, but there’s not enough room for everything, ask yourself this. Can you replace it in less than 10 minutes for less than £10? If so, it’s time to let it go.

Everyone has too much “stuff”, so it is important to demonstrate that there is enough storage space in your house. Think about how things are stored. Look at photos on Pinterest of how professional organisers do it and copy them.

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