IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
Dallas Realtor with over 16 years of experience in selling real estate in multiple states. 4x Multi-Million Dollar Producer four years in a row. Over 90 YouTube videos. 2x Voted D Magazine, "Best Realtor in Dallas", #13 of Top 20 Dallas Real Estates on Social Media 2018.
As of one of Dallas' most aggressive real estate magnates in the making, Chris D. Bentley has built his reputation upon surpassing client expectations. Having sold millions of dollars' worth of homes during his 16+ year career, 50% of Chris's business has consisted of repeat and referral clients and the other 50% from social media exposure.
Specializing in the most elite properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Chris epitomizes i ntegrity, energy, hard, work, and excellent customer service in every detail of the real estate transaction. He has been featured and recognized by D Magazine as one of the magazine's Best Realtors in Dallas (2017, 2018) and as one of the most followed Realtors on social media (currently 13th). Chris continues to provide savvy marketing strategies and unparalleled client service to his real estate clients to this day.
When Chris isn't working, he can be spotted at many of the networking and charity events in the area. He's the creator and organizer of, Plano Socialites, a local business networking Facebook group of over 3,700 members.
Trained and inspired by his trusted colleagues, Chris has made a high level commitment to his real estate education. He continually challenges himself to bringing the best knowledge and service to his clients. Focusing on his customers, Chris has built a successful real estate career by providing clients with five star-worthy service that goes far beyond the selling or purchasing of a home.