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!).
Anna Guidry has spent most of her life in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. From Denton to South Arlington (North to South), Dallas to Fort Worth (East to West) , she has expanded her living and got a feel of the metroplex as a whole.
Anna graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington. From there she became a flight attendant for American Airlines in 2015 which moved her to Miami for a short while before coming back and making DFW her forever home in 2016.
Anna’s real estate career officially started in 2019, but she remodeled her first home from 2016-2018. Starting with tearing apart a kitchen, to laying the tiles and grout herself and making all of the household purchases and designs. She quickl y fell in love with the entire home buying and renovating process. For that house she was determined to one day make it a rental home for others to feel comfortable in before they transitioned into buying their own home, which begun her desire to help others find their permanent and temporary homes.
Anna loves volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the home building process, as well as spending time with her friends and family. She has 2 dogs who have been with her through the process of renovating her first home, and expecting her first child in 2020.
“I cannot wait to continue to expand my real estate career, helping families of all classes to find their homes. Whether you are looking for your first home, forever home, investment home or something to get you by until you can afford one of your own, I am here for you through the entire process.”