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Decluttering to Sell

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If you’re thinking of moving, you’ve probably been told by your real estate agent to remove clutter to appeal to potential buyers. It’s easier for someone new to imagine living in your home if they don’t have to look past lots of personal belongings and crammed closets. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming to think about paring things down.

Here are five steps that can help make the process more manageable. remember that the work you do on this now will make moving that much easier.

1. Save, donate or toss. That is your mantra as you go through the house. Is the item useful or does it give you joy? If not, do not keep it.

2.  Start small, choosing one area at a time. Don’t try to declutter and organize your entire home in a day.  Instead, choose 1-2 areas to focus on per day, like going through a closet, or packing up personal photos and knick knacks from the living room.

3. Phone a friend to help go through your clothes. Having a hard time deciding what should stay and what should go? Invite someone who can bring some objectivity to the situation as you sort through. Be honest about what you wear and what you don’t. Dropping off your donations that same day will keep you from second-guessing all your hard work.

4. Dispose of  electronics and hazardous materials. Look for special collection days in your area for electronics, including old computers and video game systems. Make sure you wipe data off of old hard drives and phones before disposing of them. Hazardous material collections are a good place for old paint, thermometers and other chemicals.

5. Don’t forget the outside of the house. Remove any toys, broken pots, overly worn lawn furniture.

These  steps will have you well on your way to a decluttered house that will be more attractive to prospective buyers. Now you’re ready to start thinking about staging your home!

 

Coffee Table Pairs and Clusters

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If you have the space, this is a really fun thing to do!

The Magic of an Accent wall

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Accent walls don’t have to be in colorful, they just need to make a statement. IT’s such a great way to incorporate something interesting without spending a lot of money. I’m a big fan of dark blues and grays these days for accent walls.

Beauty of Fretwork Panels

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You may not have heard of Fretwork Panels, but they are a great invention to create privacy and interest! They are laser cut and there are many many design options. Incorporate this into your deck, back yard sitting area…so many options. Can even be used indoors to create a private area.  

White paired with Dark Neutral Walls

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I’m a big fan of white walls these days…pale gray and “greige” have seen their day and it’s time to move on. But sometimes you want  to add something more dramatic and different. Here you go, just in time for fall /winer to turn up the cozy! looks amazing with both white or cream and every tone in-between.

Bar Cart in your Dining Area

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If all you have in your dining is a table and chairs because you do not have room for a buffet/sideboard, consider the bar cart. Super useful and attractive.

Flooring with a Twist

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If you are putting in hardwood floors and are looking to add interest to your entry, consider adding an accent area with wood laid out in a chevron or herringbone pattern. There are also ready made medallions for this purpose.

Non Traditional Fall Decorating

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Fall is almost here! This year, if you are up for a change, forego the traditional orange, yellow and red stuff, and add plum with neutrals  instead. It’s a little more modern and hip. Gather your cozy throws and cut branches, just maybe skip the orange pumpkins and yellow gourds!

My favorite neutral paint colors

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Here are my Benjamin Moore go to colors for neutral walls

 
Classic Gray OC-23
 
Classic Gray
OC-23
 
 
Revere Pewter HC-172
 
Revere Pewter
HC-172
 
 
Balboa Mist
 
Balboa Mist
OC-27
 
 
Stonington Gray HC-170
 
Stonington Gray
HC-170
 
 

Black and White Decor: Timeless classic

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If you can’t settle on a color palette, consider black & white.  

Crate and Barrel.