Spring is coming and what does that mean, besides the weather beginning to warm up and the flowers beginning to bloom? Its also Spring cleaning! It is that time of the year when we go through all our belongings and determine what we need and what we could live without. This is especially important when you are buying or selling your home. Spring cleaning can help streamline both the buying and selling process. Let me give you a couple of examples:
Buyer: If you have a large amount of personal belongings that you need to pack and bring to the new place, it can be very stressful. In my family’s experience, the less stuff we have to take with us the easier the transition seems. It becomes less daunting to pick up and move if there a great deal less to pack.
Seller: For prospective buyers, the more stuff you have in the home, the harder it may be for them to picture themselves in the home. They could become overwhelmed by all of your stuff and decide that it would take too much room for them to “make it their own”. It helps to organize your main living areas and even tidy up closets to give the buyer space to see living there.
Spring offers us a chance each year to in a sense, “begin anew” to lighten our load if you will. I would recommend that you look around this Spring to see how you can lighten up. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Here’s a tip a family member previously shared with us: If we haven’t used it in a year, you may want to consider getting rid of it.
Happy Spring Cleaning!