Dump the Junk
We are all guilty of this at least once our lives. We are all guilty of holding on to stuff we that don't use, don't need, or can't fit. When it comes to our worldly possessions we all have a hard time letting go. It is probably because of the hard-earned money we spent to buy them in the first place. Unfortunately, our collections do not go over well with potential home buyers. Here are some suggestions to help you Dump the Junk before putting your home on the market.
Make it a team project. Don't try to tackle it all by yourself. Enlist the help of friends and family. Get your neighbors to pitch in. What the heck! Make it a community event. Have a garage sale for your town. Make it big! Super Size it. Do whatever it takes to Dump the Junk.
The sorting process can cause many of us to have an full blown meltdown. I suggest breaking it up into categories. By focusing on one category at a time, you can help reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. Pick one day to sort through all the shoes in your home, then another day to sort through clothing, then paperwork, next toys and so on. Be selective during the sorting process. Set a limit on what you keep. Set criteria and quotas for each category. Avoid the temptation to keep it all.
Convert to a new format. Things that have taken up a ton of space in the past can be reduced to an updated version. Take music for example. You can convert those CD's to MP3 to eliminate racks and boxes from your living space.
Finally, I would like to suggest making donations to charity and people in your community. This is a great way to remove items from your home. You could give furniture to a young couple that is just starting out. Find a single parent who could use a hand. Those school uniforms would make a great gift to someone who is trying to make ends meet.
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