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!).
Travis Hitt was born in Tyler, TX. Living there for many years before making his way to Allen, TX where he graduated from Allen High School. Post graduation following in his families footsteps of enlisting into the United States Army in July 2007. Serving 5 years as a Black Hawk Crewchief for multiple units of specialization decided to follow his dream of being a Realtor for residential homes and ended his service.
In 2012 moving back to Plano, TX where he lives now and receiving his Real Estate License later the same year. His career starts with investment real estate buying and selling homes for a large brokerage out of Dallas and multiple states nationwide. In 2014 deciding to transition from investments to resid ential new home sales with RE/MAX located in Plano. Progressing his business in mind Travis decided to transition over to Rogers Healy and Associates in March of 2016 to make his next step in North Dallas Real Estate Market, where he is now making his stamp in the industry.
Travis enjoys making people happy by providing the utmost level of respect as a friend, Coworker and best of all their Realtor.
“To wake up and work is a privilege, not a burden in my mind but to wake up and love to work is a blessing, I wake up to a blessing every day!” - Travis Hitt