Spring is officially here and you know what that means: home-buying (and selling) season isn’t far behind!
Spring is one of the busiest real estate seasons, because it’s when buyers are at peak motivation. This makes it a great time to list your Eastern Panhandle home for sale—with so much buyer competition, you could sell for a tremendous profit.
To help get your home ready to sell, we suggest taking a few minutes to learn more about the KonMari method.
What is KonMari?
If you have a Netflix account, you’ve probably heard of a woman named Marie Kondo and her hit new show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
Marie Kondo is a Japanese consultant who specializes in helping people organize and “tidy up” their lives. Her philosophy, the KonMari method, all boils down to one thing: decluttering.
But it Goes Deeper than That
Marie Kondo teaches people how to declutter, but it’s her unique approach to decluttering that has proven effective with so many.
She doesn’t simply tell people to “throw things away,” she encourages her clients to “thank an item for its service, and say goodbye.”
How Many of Your Belongings Spark Joy?
Split up your belongings into categories. Marie Kondo uses these categories in her show:
- Sentimental Items
- Komono (Miscellaneous)
But you can separate your items however you like! You can even do so by room.
The KonMari method includes going through all of your belongings by specific categories. Then, you pick up each item and take a minute to contemplate it. As you hold it in your hands, does it “spark joy?” Does it remind you of a happier time, or make you feel excited about the future?
You can also think of it like this: does the item make you happy? Is it something useful you can’t see yourself living without? If so, then keep it!
If the item doesn’t spark joy, or make you happy, thank it for it’s service and get rid of it. Donate it to a local charity, start an eBay or PoshMark account, or throw it away if it’s too worn.
KonMari Helps You Declutter
You can use the KonMari method, or maybe a version of it, to help you eliminate clutter and get rid of excess belongings. Decluttering is the first step to staging your home to sell, and it also makes your upcoming move easier!
Fewer belongings means fewer things to pack, fewer boxes to unpack, and less clutter in your new home!
Get Your Home Ready to Sell this Spring
If you’re serious about selling, we have the resources to help! Even if the KonMari method doesn’t sound like your exact cup of tea, we have plenty of guides and tools for staging your home and getting it ready to sell fast.