DE-CLUTTERING & CLEARING SPACE:
Are you running out of space? It sounds like you might need to de-clutter your home.
Over time, all of us tend to end up collecting a lot of stuff—a dusty treasure trove piled up in garages, sheds and bursting closets. As your family gets bigger, the clutter tends to increase; suddenly you realize that the space where everyone left odds and ends has become “the junk room.”
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to de-clutter your home: maybe you’ve decided to sell it and want to make it more appealing to potential buyers. Once you’ve started sorting and clearing things out, you’ll have a neat, stripped-down dwelling that will look much more spacious.
Here are some tips on how to get started…
Work on One Room at a Time
Proceed room by room. First, take a minute to look around the space you want to de-clutter. Decide which pieces of furniture are essential and which are extraneous: for instance, you shouldn’t have a freezer in your living room or a desk and computer in the dining room. Also take a good look at what’s on the walls: is the space over-decorated? Once you’ve envisioned your streamlined space, you can decide how to store your furniture and extra decorations. Each room should have a single, clear function.
De-cluttering and organizing is a project that can take a lot of time. Make up a schedule over several weeks, setting aside at least two periods of time per week. Buy packing materials ahead of time so you can put what you want to keep in boxes. Start with unsentimental things, like bedclothes, towels, electronic equipment, household appliances, dishes, cooking utensils and clothes. Determine where the best spot is to stack the furniture and boxes you’re going to keep. Don’t forget to label your boxes, writing down which room they belong in along with a concise list of contents.
By beginning the process several weeks before list your property for sale, you’ll see your home get progressively neater and sleeker, rendering it more appealing to potential buyers. This will also make it easier for you to take photographs that display its best qualities to promote its sale.
You can rent a self-storage unit and put all your boxes in it—you should even be able to fit in some furniture. Houses ordinarily look better with less furniture in them, letting potential buyers imagine their own things in your space. Take the opportunity to remove any furniture that’s in the way as you walk around your house. After you’ve emptied out your bookcases, put them in storage too. But don’t empty your home completely—leave enough furniture in each room to show what it’s used for.
Call us or fill out our online questionnaire. Our team can recommend solutions so you can store everything that doesn’t fit into your new shared home. We have units ranging in size from 25 to 200 square feet.
1215 Mini-Entrepôts is the biggest self-storage facility on the South Shore of Montreal. We offer very competitive rates, starting at just $50 a month. Our facilities are equipped with a hi-tech security system and state-of-the-art surveillance cameras. With your key card, you can safely access your belongings around the clock, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Our storage facilities are heated and pest-free.