Christopher Barrett | Wakefield Real Estate, Lynnfield Real Estate, Melrose Real Estate


Let's face it – clutter is an eyesore that all home sellers can live without. However, removing clutter before you list your house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those with limited time and resources at their disposal.

Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline the decluttering process. That way, you can speed up the process of improving your house's appearance and get your residence show-ready.

To better understand how to effectively declutter your home, let's take a look at three best practices for decluttering:

1. Organize Your Belongings

Old electronics, broken exercise equipment and other items can take up lots of space in your home. If you take a look at all of your belongings, you can differentiate clutter from items that you'd like to keep.

If you haven't used an item in several years or an item simply takes up space in your house, this item likely is clutter. As such, you should eliminate this item from your premises as soon as possible.

On the other hand, items that you use regularly or items that have sentimental value may prove to be keepers. With these items, you should store and maintain them properly to reduce the risk of deterioration.

2. Get Rid of Items That You No Longer Need

There may be a wide range of clutter scattered throughout your house. Although your first instinct might tell you to throw out excess items, it is important to consider whether these items could be sold or donated.

Even though a particular item no longer serves your needs, you may be able to sell this item to the highest bidder. Thus, if you post an item online or host a garage sell, you could earn extra cash by selling your clutter.

In addition, many charities will accept items that you no longer need. If you have excess items that are working properly, reach out to local charities, and these organizations may be able to pick them up at your convenience.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you plan to list your home in the next few weeks, consulting with a real estate agent is ideal. This housing market professional can offer expert decluttering recommendations and help you get your house ready for the real estate market.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you, evaluate your house and learn about your home selling goals. He or she also will explain the home selling process and ensure you know what to expect before you list your residence.

In most instances, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open houses, notify you about offers on your house and provide various home selling recommendations and suggestions. Plus, if you ever have questions about decluttering your home or other home selling topics, a real estate agent can provide immediate answers.

Simplify the process of decluttering your house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can remove clutter from your residence in no time at all.



4 - 6 Del Carmine, Wakefield, MA 01880

Rental

$2,495
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This unit features hardwood floors in the kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Kitchen features silestone counters, white maple cabinets and slider to private deck. Three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Lower level family room. Nice level yard area. Three car garage. Group showing Sunday 1/12 Noon to 1 PM
Open House
Sunday
January 12 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 4 - 6 Del Carmine, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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Your kitchen is an often used room and can become cluttered very quickly. There are plenty of strategies that you can use to keep the room in order. Below, you’ll find tips that will help you to keep your kitchen decluttered and your supplies organized once and for all! 


Make Space For Storage


This sounds like an obvious need in any room of the house, but the kitchen is a place where you need ample storage. There are a few ways to do this. Outside of your cabinets, you can install freestanding storage units, like shelving or extra cabinets. Even an armoire can help you to have a space to beautifully display your dishes. 


Under your sink, you can keep your most frequently used items like soap, sponges, and detergent in easy to access solutions. Either install a small turntable, or simple get bins that can be labeled and pulled out as needed. This will keep everything you need together neat and tidy. It will be difficult to actually disorganize this space once you have completed this small task. 


Coffee Time


What would a kitchen be without coffee? If you brew a cup of joe every morning, you’ll want easy access to coffee supplies. Dedicate a space next to the coffeemaker where you’ll keep the coffee, mugs, beans, and other supplies. You can even keep your travel mugs near this space within reach when you’re running out the door. If there’s little room on the counter, hang hooks on the wall to keep coffee mugs and travel mugs out of the way.


Tackle The Trash And Recycling


There’s nothing worse than having trash and recycling all over your kitchen. Keep these items concealed in dedicated cabinets. The perfect place for the trash and the recycling is next to the sink since that’s the most convenient location for the trash to be in. 


The recycling will follow the same pattern as it needs to be rinsed out and ready to go outside in the bins.  


Keep The Family Organized


A kitchen is a great place for you to have a center of communication for your family. This is where a bulletin board can be placed with important documents. A calendar listing all of the family’s activities and appointments can be hung for everyone’s reference. This area make use of a small space that would otherwise be wasted in your kitchen. It also serves a dual purpose in keeping the family organized.


Small changes can make a big difference in the kitchen when it comes to clutter, storage, and organization. Once you get started, keeping the clutter at bay can be very easy.


This Single-Family in Wakefield, MA recently sold for $579,900. This Colonial,Front to Back Split style home was sold by Chris M. Barrett - Barrett, Chris. J., REALTORS®.


16 Cedar St, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$579,900
Price
$579,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Classic New England Colonial in wonderful West Side location, close proximity to Lake Quannapowitt, recreational activities, Farmers Market, train station, downtown, shopping and restaurants. Fabulous full width front farmers porch. Large, gracious entry foyer and staircase nicely framed with etched glass pocket doors. Oversized eat in kitchen features separate wall oven, jenn air cooktop and stove. Kitchen slider opens out to new 25 foot wrap around deck overlooking fenced level back yard. Front to back open living room and dining rooms both have recessed lighting. Second floor has 4 corner bedrooms, 2 with walk in closets. Full sized walk up attic has 1 unheated finished room. Offers, if any are due Tuesday 6 PM

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6 Swain Pl, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$669,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully maintained and carefully renovated traditional New England Colonial. Enter the welcoming foyer and staircase via the full width enclosed front farmers porch. Kitchen features Shaker style birch cabinets, tiled backsplash nicely offset with Verde marble counters plus a desk or work space open to the DR. Formal dining room and living rooms with pocket doors. Gorgeous Douglas fur floors throughout 1st and 2nd floors. 1st floor family/sun room with oak floors, recessed lighting and ceiling fans makes a fabulous breakfast area, den or both. Custom cabinetry and shelving in the full bath. Lots of recessed lighting and well thought added details Central air, fenced lot, paver patio area, 2 car garage and gated driveway. Fabulous lakeside neighborhood location. Close to the recreational and community activities held at lake Quannapowitt.Also in close proximity to downtown shopping, restaurants, commuter rail, Library and Wakefield's historic commons and memorials..
Open House
Sunday
January 05 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 6 Swain Pl, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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