Real estate agency specializing in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley properties.
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Real estate agency specializing in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley properties.
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(602) 228-8821

Decluttering A Little At A Time


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Associate Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI
Realty Executives North Scottsdale
10607 N. Hayden Road , #F-100
Scottsdale , AZ 85260
(602) 228-8821
A living room with a couch and a chair in a Biltmore real estate property.

Why is it we don’t keep current on getting rid of items we no longer use?

I’ve thought of that many times lately when meeting with people who’ve been living in their homes for a number of years, especially in homes that have a lot of storage space. It’s like the freezer in the garage which is the first step on the way to the garbage. Storage space is the first step on the way to the children’s rooms, your favorite charity, the resale shop or the dump. Do note the latter is not recommended. 

One lady a number of years ago was such a saver that she had 100 cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup in her pantry along with the 19 cats. Obviously, that is extreme but all of us have too much. 

How to start: Once a month, pick one room at a time and go through each ruthlessly including the drawers, cabinets, and closets. I like picking the easiest first so that a great feeling of accomplishment occurs when one is finished. Then to the second and so on. Why bother? It’s a great feeling when one is finished. In the event one decides to move, the process is much easier and if one decides to have an estate sale, there is indeed money to be made. 

Speaking of estate sales, I would not recommend doing one yourself. We have excellent referrals who can price those items you consider junk and make you money for them. One recent sale for our clients had buyers paying $75.00 for bags of outdated tools which the owner was planning on giving to charity. There are also excellent resale shops we can recommend. Signing off for now. Do call me for further information, I look forward to talking with you!

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