New Year, New You, New Home!

Posted by Debra Russell on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 2:14pm.

Whether you are staging your home for sale or are past due on organizing your space, decluttering your home will increase its value and can speed up its sale.

Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series, Tidying Up, has created a binge worthy cleaning frenzy since it debuted on January 1st, landing just in time for New Year’s resolutions. Did you know that decluttered homes sale on average 80% faster than not?

Taking small steps to organize your home and better yet -- your life can “spark joy” in more ways than you can imagine.

Ready to take on the KonMari Method? Follow Kondo’s 6 steps bellow:

1- Commit yourself to tidying up
2- Imagine your ideal life
3- Finish letting go first
4- Tidy by category, not location
5- Follow the right order
6- Ask yourself if it sparks joy

Have gently used items that you are ready to let go? Below are a few local thrift stores you can donate to:

North Shore Holiday House Thrift Shop
74 Huntington Road, Huntington
(631) 427-2944

                        Community Thrift Shop Inc                          
274 New York Avenue C, Huntington
(631) 271-4883

Island Thrift
1770 New York Avenue, Huntington Station
(631) 923-1753


Less is more when selling your home. Tidying up your space is an essential step in the staging process.

Now that you have de-cluttered your home, a minor face-lift to your kitchen can have an 87% return on investment according to USA Today. Something as little as painting your cabinets and switching out hardware, to installing new appliances and upgrading your countertops can make a big impact on potential buyers. Next to kitchens, bathrooms are the second highest selling point in most homes. Take the weekend to re-grout tile and replace caulk around the bathroom. Also, replacing outdated mirrors and light fixtures will improve the overall look and feel of the room. And let's not forget one of the cheapest updates you can make on your home with the best return on your investment is painting its interior.

Follow these small steps above for a fresh new feel to your home today!


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