This is the picture I see in my mind as I am instructing sellers to declutter their home. As they share the significance and memory attached to each item (maybe with a tear) , I say “This must be stored or here is a list of places to get rid of stuff!” I keep seeing this picture in my head, as I feel the GUILT! I do share items from my COLLECTION when my stager feels they need a certain extra touch in a room to help save my client $$$ but and you know the rest of the story. The storage area of our basement is becoming my no cash and carry for enthusiastic friends and relatives.
I still have my daughters elementary school papers, art masterpieces, and the list could go on….And just like most adult children, they don’t want any of these precious items filed away for safe keeping. This year when starting the job of putting away holiday decorations, I threw away the following with tears….A Pretzel wreath, made by Andi at Central College Preschool, a handmade holiday plate designed by Emily at Robert Frost Elementary. I am somewhat selective, as some childhood items are being used by our grandchildren when they come to OHIO…hoping they want to take them home.
Many sellers want to spend $$$ making improvements they have always wanted to increase the value of their property. My advice why now, when you are moving on.
CLEAN and DECLUTTERED is where you begin…and then hire an energetic, honest, caring, experienced Realtor that would be somewhat like ME.
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