With spring arriving it’s a great time to have a clear out, shake off winter and set the scene for enjoying a glorious summer.
Clutter can be depressing and overwhelming. Many people get stressed out over how to store all their stuff! One of the obvious solutions is to get rid of the clutter!
Lorraine from Housedressings says ‘if in doubt chuck it out!’ and offers a few hot tips to get you started
* Kids gear (tricycles, skateboards, roller skates) stored in the garage for sentimental reasons – even though the kids are off at university
* Kitchen appliances purchased on impulse and which are rarely used (bread makers, juicers, grinders, and blenders are typical items taking up valuable space)
* Paper – old newspapers, magazines, paper backs, Time and Reader’s Digest magazines and National Geographic’s
* The two drawers of plastic containers – lids without containers and containers without lids!
* Gym gear – used for three weeks and then abandoned
* Clothes you haven’t worn in over a year
* That ‘interesting’ vase that Aunty Myrtle gave you
* Any item that you don’t really love
We have several Home Stagers who can help you with simple, inexpensive improvements that can be made within your budget. Rhonda from first Impressions offers a great DIY home staging package full of tips and advice to use yourself.
Essentially, home staging is selling a lifestyle by helping prospective purchasers visualise what it would be like for them to live in the space. Home Stagers use home design techniques to their full effect, bringing out the best in a property.