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Decluttering: Tips and Apps to Help you Sort Out Your Flat!

Updated: Jul 10, 2019

As you have started your research on selling your flat I am sure you have heard many stagers suggest decluttering and they are right, but are they giving you the best options available?


Googles definition of decluttering is: removal of unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place).


The process is simple: Sort it, place it, sell it.







Step 1:

The easiest way to declutter is by going from room to room and deciding what is: Keep, Sell, Trash. Order some stickers on Amazon.com:

GREEN: KEEP

RED: SELL

BLACK: DONATE - Ever hear: "One man's trash is another man's treasure?" Items that are not broken or badly damaged can be useful to someone else or you can take them to your local charity shop. There are many charity shops in every neighborhood that can use your products to raise funds for their cause.

***Damaged or Broken items should be discarded.


Step 1: Invite Your Friends

Now that everything has a sticker it is time make some SPACE by getting ride of everything with a black sticker. One great way to get rid of a lot of stuff is by inviting friends to come over and to see if they could use any of the give away items, it is a great opportunity for you to grab a beer and make it fun. What remains can be put in a box and donated to a local charity shop. This will save you time and effort in packing and your friends will be doing the clearing up for you.



Step 2: Sell Sell Sell

The days of having to get the camera out, buy film, have it developed, scan the images and then post online are over and done with


Here are 4 great apps that allow you to use your smartphone to post and sell online:


1. Gumtree- A classified platform that allow you to sell just about anything. The app makes it easy to use your phone and set up the products you want to sell.


2. VarageSale: is the family-friendly app to buy and sell new and used items locally. To sell you must download the app and start an account, after that you must join communities based on your postcode to start selling or buyer. Trusted by millions, shop with verified people within your own community.


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codified.hipyard&hl=en_GB

https://apps.apple.com/in/app/varagesale-buy-sell/id622859960


3. Shpock- works like your favourite boot sale – just easier. You can create your listing quickly by taking a picture, writing a title, a short description and setting a price.





Step 3: The only things that should be left are what you want to take with you to your new place. Having removed the clutter starts the process of depersonalizing the space and getting it ready for the buyer's to visit. Once the clutter disappears it is time to depersonalize the apartment and start removing your memories from the place so that someone else can dream of hi/her own.


Next blog post will be about:

Depersonalization: Remove Yourself From The Property


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