How Do You Declutter Your House? The KonMari Method, of course.

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale | MyKCM

The Challenge

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house for sale is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.

Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes.

“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.”

Sort Through All Belongings

When you subjectively look at all of your belongings, you can sort through the ones that mean the most to you. Not only will you increase space for more joy-bringing items in your new home, but you will also have a much easier time packing your remaining belongings!

“Remember, tidying up isn’t about getting rid of stuff. It is about creating an environment that sparks joy and improves your quality of life.”

Look At Your Home With a Buyer’s eyes

When selling your house, first impressions matter! Before you or your agent schedules a photographer to take photos for your listing, make sure to tour your home with fresh eyes. Look for any imperfections that a buyer might notice.

When you sort through your more sentimental items, consider packing them away to ensure that you know where they all are. Same for expensive items, too, including jewelry, silver and art. That way, they are safe during open houses and showing appointments. This can also cut down on the amount of packing you need to do right before you move!

Bottom Line Use the KonMari Method

Whether you are selling your house to move up to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the items that truly spark joy for you. The KonMari Method will not only help cut down on the items you move,  save money on your move and also ensures that you’re off to a great start in your new home!

I’ve written a lot about decluttering a home to sell. Take a look here, here, here, and here.

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