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!).
“Everyday we have the opportunity to make memories with the people in our lives. What excites me is having the ability to help others find a place they can live life and make memories.”
Kyle was born in Southeast Texas and later transitioned to College Station where he attended Texas A&M University. While at A&M, Kyle spent 6 months living and studying in Spain, only to arrive back in the states with a renewed appreciation of architecture and culture.
Directly out of college Kyle moved to Dallas and jumped into the oil and gas industry, putting his people and analytical skills to work as he managed data and relationships with some of the world’s leading energy companies. When the time was right, Kyl e’s entrepreneurial spirit led him into the exciting world of real estate.
Kyle quickly found his niche in the Lower Greenville area. “The history and personality of the homes combined with the small town feel that I am accustom to are what draw me to this area”. Although dwelling in the M Streets, Kyle has a tight grasp on surrounding neighborhoods and probably has a restaurant recommendation no matter what area you’re in.
In his free time, Kyle likes to take advantage of the numerous restaurants and activities the city has to offer. If you know of a good taco stand, let him know. “I travel as much as I can, and love to try new things and meet people whenever possible – it’s refreshing and revitalizes me.”
“Although I like to venture out, my city and community is a huge part of my life, along with my church, Watermark."