Organise your home for sale, Marie Kondo style.
Are you prepping your home to be put on the market? Do it the Marie Kondo way and bring some order to your home. Unless you’ve been living under Comino for the past few years you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo - the fabulous queen of organisation. The revolutionary method of organisation according to Marie Kondo means effective and efficient hacks to get you through your preparation phase of putting your property on the Maltese market. Follow her simple decluttering steps to get your home for sale in Malta or Gozo organised and ready to be sold. We’ve compiled 5 of our favorite Marie Kondo home organisation essentials we follow to keep our home in check.
1. Everything in your property for sale should have its own designated space.
It’s not about putting your handbag in the exact same spot everyday when you get back home from work rather, aiming to have a specific spot for bulky and random things that you find scattered around the house that makes it look messy. So get your label maker and go crazy! Organise your pantry and if you’re feeling really frisky, categorise the kids section.
Get advice from Marie herself!
2. Get rid of stacks of unneeded papers running around your property for sale.
Does an overflowing drawer filled with unnecessary papers you said you would sort and file but never did sound familiar? Those stacks of old warranties, phone bills and to-do lists are not needed anymore and now they’re only taking up space, forgotten and creating useless clutter. The beauty of living in the 21st Century gives us the opportunity to switch everything to paperless methods leaving less carbon footprint and less clutter in your home.
If you’re thinking of selling your property in Malta or Gozo this summer, here’s some tips to help you out in the process.
3. If it doesn’t bring you joy, it’s out!
If your wardrobe consists of piles of forgotten clothes and some still with tags on, it’s time for a clean out. Marie Kondo's home organisation and decluttering tip here is to hold each item in your hand and ask yourself “does it bring me joy?” Marie says you’ll know your answer straight away so don’t try to lie to yourself, if the answer ain’t yes, it’s out!
We understand saying goodbye is hard to do or maybe you just need the right track to get you through?
4. Focus on categories not rooms.
Be strategic with your plan and how you’re going to tackle it. Marie Kondo says to split up your belongings into categories and move throughout the house and collect random objects lying around that shouldn’t be there. You probably have a lone coffee mug somewhere it shouldn’t be.
Although working room by room may seem efficient, going through the house on a category basis will help to take stock of all the items you don’t need anymore and should probably get rid of.
If you want to be a true multitasker get your organising done in the company of Marie herself by watching her latest Netflix show as you go. There’s nothing quite as motivating as seeing it happening on TV while you rummage throuh your own piles.
5. Don’t confuse reminders with a memory.
A receipt from your first date might be of sentimental value and bring up some mushy lovey feelings, but do you really need to keep that around? Don’t get us wrong, we have definitely saved a few Eden cinema movie tickets from our favorite blockbuster before, but rather than chuck old trinkets and random momentos into a box, we’ve collected them into a scrapbook. Or at least that’s what Marie says to do.
To make your selling process as simple and efficient as possible get some handy tips here.
Main blog photo courtesy of Lisa