When it’s time to sell your home, you might be thinking about how you’re going to get rid of clutter before you stage the house and pack up to move. 

Whether you’re selling your home so you can downsize because you need more space, or you’re just ready for a new adventure, there’s one thing that everyone has to do before they move: remove all the clutter. From books and clothes to old furniture you’re no longer using, the chaos has got to go. That’s why we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide to getting the mess out of your house before you even sell it.

What You Need to Get Rid of

If you’ve had to move a few times in your life, you know the absolute beauty of decluttering and how much easier it makes moving time. Here we have created a list of things that you should consider going through and getting rid of, such as:

  • Old clothes, shoes, and accessories
  • Expired things like makeup, medications, and food
  • Cords that you never use
  • Outdated electronics (VHS tapes and players, cassettes, CDs, etc.)
  • Old sheets and towels
  • Non-essential paperwork
  • Wall art that you never use
  • Old dishes and Tupperware
  • Excess office supplies
  • Extra luggage
  • Things that are broken that you don’t have the time or money to fix
  • Toys and games that your kids don’t use
  • The furniture you don’t plan on using in the next house

Tips for Decluttering Your House

If you’ve already cleared out everything you’re not keeping, it’s time to tackle all the things you are. When you’re about sell your home, getting even the necessary clutter out of your home can make cleaning and staging easier in the long run. Additionally, clearing out closets and other storage spaces can make a huge difference when showing your home to potential buyers because they’ll see exactly how much storage space there is. If you’re living in your house as you’re selling it, pack up everything non-essential and live with the bare minimum while you’re showing the home. For example, only keep the pots and pans you need, pack up the majority of your towels, and then keep washing the sets you left out. It may seem like a hassle at first, but on the bright side, half of your things are packed up for your big move!

Take Advantage of Local Resources

When you’re getting rid of things as you prepare to sell your home, you might find that it’s exhausting to have to make multiple runs everywhere (thirst stores, the city dump, etc.), but there is good news. You might consider hiring a local junk or clutter removal service. Many of these services will not only help you get rid of your old things, but they’ll sort through your things and drop them off in places where they can find a new home. If you’re not interested in a removal service, we still encourage that you take your old things to your thrift store in order to cut down on waste. It might also be worthwhile to see which thrift stores are willing to pick up large donation items from your home.

Sell Your Home to Rise Realty

When it’s time to sell your home, consider selling to Rise Realty. We purchase homes as-is and with cash. That means all you have to worry about is packing up the house and moving. Don’t stress about finding a buyer and negotiating offers. Selling your house to us is the easiest way to sell a house and put cash in your pocket in as little as a week. We purchase homes in Dallas, Fort-Worth, Texas, and many of the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to get a fair, no-obligation, all-cash offer on your home!