Prepping to Rent and Move:
The last week has been all about decluttering and staging. I'm decluttering because I'm going from 1200 square feet to 697 square feet. I'm staging because I'm putting the townhouse on the market July 1st. The property manager has been hired (cost 1/2 first month's rent, 8% thereafter per month).
Decluttering has been emotional -- but freeing! My declutter Go-tos for inspiration have included the book "Get Organized: the Clear and Simple Way" by Marla Dee, FlyLady.net, and any resource for ADHD organization such as the National Association of Professional Organizers.
|washroom after removing mini-trampoline|
Since I had to take photos anyway for the online lease posting, this helped get me going on the photo taking recommended by Dee. Another example of how this works -- I didn't realize how the golf clubs got in the way of the pic until I viewed it through the camera lens and saw them in the photo of the washroom. (PS - I'm keeping the clubs, just giving them to a friend to store.)
By the way, it took abut two hours to stage and take about 10 photos of the townhouse. Here's one of the woodburning fireplace. (notice the coffee table was moved, and you can see the built in bookshelves. Oops, that reminds me -- I need to declutter the cabinets underneath!)
Do you have too much clutter getting in the way of your space? What resources do you use to inspire the big clean out?
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