3 Clutter-Busting Tips for Your Vero Beach Home

Dated: 02/29/2020

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When you're getting ready to sell a home in Vero Beach, one of the first steps you'll take is to declutter it. The idea is to create a more open, welcoming space that prospective buyers can envision themselves moving into - but where do you start?

Check out these three tips to help you clear out the clutter from your Vero Beach home.

3 Clutter-Busting Tips for Your Vero Beach Home

Having an overstuffed closet, a basket of things you'll "get to later" or a stack of mail in the mudroom can really put a damper on your enjoyment of your home... and they can send prospective buyers running straight to the next listing, too.

That means when you're prepping your house for sale, you need to declutter it completely. Use these three tips to get rid of stuff you're not using:

  1. Start at the entryway and work your way back
  2. Set up three boxes: Donate (or Sell), Keep and Trash
  3. Be ruthless

Here's a closer look at each.

#1. Start at the Entryway and Work Your Way Back

When you're decluttering your home, start at the entryway. That's where the clutter enters your home, so it makes sense to catch it before it work its way back to the other rooms. Starting at the entryway has another benefit, too: It's typically a smaller space, so you can build off your feeling of accomplishment when you're finished with it.

#2. Set Up Three Boxes: Donate (or Sell), Keep and Trash

As you walk through your home, set up three boxes:

  • One marked "Donate"
  • One marked "Keep"
  • One marked "Trash"

As soon as one box is full, do the right thing with it. For example, if your "Donate" box fills up, close the top and put it in your car. Don't put it by the door - you've already decluttered the foyer, remember? 

When you fill a box, replace it with another (except the "Keep" box - you should put those items where they belong immediately). 

#3. Be Ruthless

To effectively declutter, you have to be ruthless. If you haven't used something in six months, it needs a new home. Likewise, if something's been broken for more than a month and you keep "meaning" to fix it, it's probably time to say goodbye.

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