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!).
Native Oklahoman, Kodi Nelson has called the Dallas metro her home since 2001 when she made her first investment into her modeling career. Although she has lived all over the world for various amounts of time while on modeling contracts, she has always maintained a home in the Dallas area. Hailing from a small northeastern Oklahoma town, Kodi has a strong sense of humility and cares greatly for her fellow man.
Since co-founding the social media personality, #ModelRealtors, Kodi along with colleague, Maggie Parks have led production in the the company. Taking an out-of-the-box approach to Real Estate, they blend their experiences from 35+ years in the modeling industry, utilizing cutting edge marketing and unparalle led customer service to bring a unique buying and selling experience for their clients that range from first time home buyers and first time investors to luxury new construction and commercial portfolio developers.
Kodi gives back to her community, serving on the board of Model Behaviors which produces events to raise funds and awareness for underserved women and children. Kodi along with her husband, George, have been married for fifteen years. They are active members in their church and proud parents to their two young boys, Enzo and Levi and boxer dog, Harvey Dent.
“Just ‘cause somthin’ ain’t been done, don’t mean it can’t be did” -Shel Silverstein