IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
Festim Raka was born in Ferizaj, Kosovo and migrated to the United States in 1999. At the age of 20 he opened his first restaurant and has opened a total of 13 successful locations since. Throughout the years of restaurant acquisitions he began to gain a lot of knowledge in the real estate business. As a member of Rogers Healy, Festim works with individuals, investors, and developers interested in DFW's most desirable properties – with a focus in the Dallas and Frisco areas.
Festim has dedicated over a decade of his time catering to customers needs in the food industry and is ready to reciprocate the same level of determination in the real estate industry. Throughout the years he has developed many connections within the community and gained the trust of many professionals in a variety of industries. He found his love for real estate through purchasing and flipping properties, both residential and commercial.
Festim lives by Benjamin Franklins famous words, “Well done is better than well said.” Everyone can come up with an idea, but you must execute in order to accomplish. Festim’s track record is known for getting the job done, and he does just that for his clients.
When he isn’t working, Festim enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, restoring homes, traveling, and giving back to his community.