When selling your house, potential buyers want to see everything. This means no area in your house (even your pantry) is safe from a serious house hunter.  You’ll want to go through all areas of your home, the garage, basement, attic, bedrooms, sheds, etc.

That’s why it’s key to maximize every square inch of your home by minimizing your overall clutter. Here are 5 ways to do so.

Tip 1: Set Goals

It might not be practical to tackle all the clutter throughout your home, or even an entire room, depending on the severity of your situation and what energy level you are on. So, don’t even try. Just determine what you want to attempt. Go to each room in your home and make a list of what you want to keep and what you want to throw away. Having a list will help you stay on track and may even be a great way to organize as you go along this process.

Tip 2: Throw Away All Garbage

If you have rooms that are filled with clutter, you probably have items that can be ferried to the garbage without giving it a second thought. Maybe there are empty shoe boxes you kept, thinking one day you can store something in them.  Or maybe you have all of the kid’s old toys that they just don’t want any more.

Get rid of them! Make getting rid of trash your number one priority. If you hesitate at all about keeping something or not, chances are you do not need it.

 Tip 3: Identify What You Want To Get Rid Of

If you can, at the start of your junk-removal process, put everything in one area. If moving everything to one area isn’t practical, I suggest labeling the items, so you know later on what will be going to charity, what you are deciding to sell in a garage sale and what will ultimately be taken away by a junk removal company.

ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE & ORGANIZE.  This will help you keep track of your junk and make removal much easier.

Tip 4: Set A Timer

This doesn’t have to be an all-day event. If you want to work in small doses, I suggest setting a timer or planning to fill up a certain number of boxes. It will keep you from getting overwhelmed.

Tip 5: If you are overwhelmed, HIRE a professional Junk Removal Company

If the mere thought of cleaning out your house is stressing you out, do not panic! Companies like, Junk Pros NY are available to help. Gather all items throughout each room in your home, make piles of “wants” and “discard” and they’ll handle the rest.  Companies like these make the process of de-cluttering your home a breeze.

The process of selling your home is a long difficult road.  Following these few simple steps will go a long way in helping you get prepared to have potential buyers in your home and make it much easier come moving time.