If you want to reduce the stress in your life when your home is on the market, follow these three tips.
The other day, I was talking with a client when the topic of New Year’s resolutions came up. She told me that hers were usually abandoned by the time June or July rolled around, and one of her resolutions this year was to reduce the amount of stress in her life.
Since her home was being put on the market, I came up with three quick tips to help her fulfill her resolution that you can use too if you find yourself in the same situation:
1. Make your bed in the morning. I know this seems simple, but a lot of us don’t do it, especially when our home is on the market. I conducted my own little survey about this last year, and I found out that roughly 40% of all people are bed-makers, while 60% aren’t. I also found out that the 40% who are said that they felt better when their bed was made.
The reality is, when our bed is made, our room tends to feel more organized, and it’s a proven fact that people pick up more when a bed is made. The bed is a focal point of a room, and a made bed makes us feel less stressed. It also makes a room look much better!
2. Empty your dishwasher in the morning (after the dishes have been cleaned). It takes roughly the same amount of time to put a dish in the dishwasher as it does the sink, and if you know your dishwasher is empty, you’re more likely to put a dish in there instead of the sink. This will help keep the clutter out of your kitchen, make it show better, and relieve the stress that comes with seeing dishes pile up in the sink.
3. Do your laundry every other day. Do little loads every other day, and make the in-between days your folding days so that you’re on top of everything. This type of maintenance is much easier than dealing with an overhaul, which can quickly become overwhelming.
Though these tips are meant for home sellers, anyone can use them no matter what their situation is if they want to ease the stress in their life.
As always, if you have questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help.