IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
Michelle, a native Texan, was born and raised in Ft. Worth. She attended Richland High School, where she was on the soccer and rodeo team. Her love for rodeo carried her all the way down to Blinn College in College Station, TX.
While attending Blinn she knew that she really wanted to be a Realtor, but knew that her dreams were bigger than Aggieland. Michelle decided that she needed to move back home to Ft. Worth.
"I've wanted to work in real estate for as long as I can remember. I would make my parents drive me around to open houses every weekend when I was kid. I guess you can say I was destined to be a Realtor!!"
Initially, Michelle worked for another real estate company in Colleyville wo rking as a buyers agent for one of the top producing agents with her company. As a buyers' agent Michelle worked closely with all her clients, making it an enjoyable experience for them as well as getting the best deal possible. "I love to build new lasting relationships with clients. I think a relationship that is based on hard work, trust and communication is key! I want my clients to feel comfortable, have fun and know that they are in great hands."
When a friend told her that Rogers Healy and Associates was looking to expand to the Ft. Worth market, for a Ft. Worth Realtor she jumped at the opportunity!
"Whether you are looking to purchase your first home, downsize, up-size, move across the country or need help finding a rental property, I am here to help"
In Michelle's down time you can usually find her at the Ballpark in Arlington watching her beloved Rangers playing baseball and hanging out in Ft.Worth with family and friends. She loves going to live concerts (especially country) , walking her dog on the Trinity Trails and going to the new art exhibits at the museums in the Cultural District. "Downtown and the So7 area have so much to offer. There is always something different going on each week." Michelle is an active member in her Church, and likes taking a few road trips each year with friends to College Station to watch her Aggies play football.