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As part of our pre-sale preparation process, we offer assistance to our clients in decluttering their homes. This not only enhances the presentation of the property to potential buyers but also saves a significant amount of time and effort during the moving process.

Decluttering before a move ensures that you don't waste time and energy packing up items that you no longer want or need. It also reduces the number of boxes needed, saves space on the moving truck, and requires fewer movers to transport your belongings to your new home.

So, where should you begin? It's best to start decluttering as soon as you decide to sell your home. Begin in the room that you use the least. This allows you to clear out unnecessary items without disrupting your daily life. Take it one room at a time.

Next, divide your belongings into two piles: keep or let go. This can sometimes be challenging, but consider how often you've used the item, whether you truly need it, and where it will fit in your new home. If you have a strong attachment to something, keep it. If not, set it aside.

Once you have sorted your belongings into piles, you can move on to the next step. Get your packing boxes ready and start with the items you are keeping – this should be the easier part. Then, focus on the items you are letting go. You have a few options: sell quality items on online marketplaces, host a garage sale, donate to charity, or dispose of them responsibly.

Here's an interesting fact: I once organised and hosted a garage sale on behalf of my clients and managed to make over $8000, which greatly helped with the cost of selling. It's definitely worth the effort if you can dedicate the time to make it happen.