52 Weeks To An Organized Home

Dated: 05/02/2017

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Selling a Home, or even the thought of selling a home in this fast-moving North Texas market can strike fear in many.  


While the thought of making a large profit can certainly leave you dreaming of dollar signs, the looming thought of the large "to-do" list can seem so overwhelming that you may put off moving for the simple fact that you feel you have "too much to do" before you even put your home "on" the market.  Or, you may feel you're ready....or can wave your magic wand and get the home on the market in a week (then along come the kids, the dogs, the utterly insane sports schedules, school pick-ups and work meetings) then you realize your time ran out quicker than you thought.  Maybe you even thought your home was ready to put on the market....then after looking through MLS listings, you realize your house just does not stack up to the competition in the way it currently presents itself.  DO NOT FEAR. :)  Your local Realtor- (moi') has a plan for everything ;-)

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OR...perhaps you don't want to put your home on the market "this" summer...but after hearing about how much profit your friends / neighbors made on the recent sale of "their" home, you are certainly considering it!  Below is a step-by-step 52-Week Plan to Get Your Home Organized without feeling pressed for time or in a rush.  (Don't forget to get your important documents organized and locked away as well!).  This will also give those of you who need it time to work on any financial or credit goals (such as saving for your down-payment!).  In a year, you will look back realizing how stress-free the process truly was!  (You may find this a great list to also go through if you "are" in a pinch on time and want an organized way to go about your projects that will keep you on track.  Simply Combine a designated number of items per week).  Ready?! 


Week     1:  Kitchen Counters and Sink  (Find a Home for Those Appliances on the Counter / Put away!).  The More Counterspace You See, the Larger the Kitchen Will Seem

Week     2:  Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers

Week     3:  Pantry and Food Storage

Week     4:  Refrigerator and Freezer

Week     5:  Recipes

Week     6:  Recycling / Trash Cans

Week     7:  Meal Planning / Grocery Shopping (If you haven't tried Amazon Fresh for Grocery Delivery, it's Amazing-Saves Time and Usually Money, AND You Can Get Your Groceries Within the Hour.  In my own home, we have began picking out meals each week via pinterest, then making the grocery list via Amazon Fresh.  When you see you are running low on an item, simply add it to your "cart" then check out on your designated "shopping" day each week.

Week     8:  Laundry Room  (Get Trendy / Cute Baskets to House Detergent Bottles / Bags)

Week     9:  Laundry Schedule

Week  10:  Cleaning Schedule

Week  11:  Garage

Week  12:  Attic

Week  13:  Addresses and Contact Info

Week  14:  Mail

Week  15:  Bills

Week  16:  Magazines and NewsPapers   (Get Storage Containers / Donate the Old to Shelters or Neighborhood Transitional Housing).

Week   17:  Passwords / Manuals / Warranties

Week   18:  Clean Out that "Junk Drawer" ;-)  Replace it with Warranties.

Week   19:  Home Office (File Away Papers / Declutter)

Week   20:  Get Frames for Photos that Have Piled Up

Week   21:  Email and Digital Information

Week   22:  Bathroom (Update Fixtures if Needed, Throw on a Coat of Fresh Paint)

Week   23:  Makeup / Cosmetics (Throw out Old / Buy Organizers for Under the Cabinet Storage)

Week   24:  Linen Closet (Buy New, Fresh Towels)

Week   25:  Master Bedroom Closet (Organize and Color Coordinate so that your lighter colors are closest to the closet entrance, darker colors in back--a little trick to make your closet appear larger).

Week   26:  Master Bedroom (Buy Area Rug /Bedside lamps if needed)

Week   27:  Jewelry / Accessories (Organizers!)

Week   28:  Shoes!

Week   29:  Kids or Guest-Bedroom Closets

Week   30:  New Pet Bowls / Bedding

Week   31:  Toys and Games

Week   32:  Entryway / Mud Room

Week   33:  Living Room / Family Room

Week   34:  Dining and Entertaining

Week   35:  Crafts / Books

Week   36:  First Aid Kit / Emergency Preparedness / Organize Medications

Week   37:  Handbags

Week   38:  CD's / DVD's

Week   39:  Holiday Decor / Holiday Decor Closet or Attic

Week   40:  Business Cards

Week   41:  Decorate Storage or Baskets for Extra Blankets / Throws / Remotes

Week   42:  Front Yard-New Mulch, Seasonal Flowers, Color Framing Door

Week   43:  Back Yard-Tidy Furniture / Add Decor Items / Outdoor Rug / Mulch / Fresh Plants and / or Flowers.  Sod if needed.

Week  44:  Put a Fresh Coat of Paint on the Front Door!

Week  45:  Regrout Guest Baths / Floor If Needed

Week  46:  Regrout Master Bath / Floor if Needed

Week  47:  Regrout Kitchen Floor if Needed

Week  48:  Buy a Colorful Wreath for the Front Door

Week  49:  Dust all Blinds in Home

Week  50:  Clean All Windows Inside and Out!

Week  51:  Clean Baseboards / Touch Up Paint or Repaint All / Touch Up all Doors

Week  52:  Replace Any and All Burned Out Light Bulbs

This may seem like a lot of work, but the difference is in the details and even in a market with low inventory, you still want to sell your home at the highest price in your neighborhood, right?  (Right!!).  Now....Contact Your Realtor for Your Pre-Listing / Pre-Staging Appointment! 


Amy S. Arey, Realtor | Halo Group Realty, LLC | 214.901.1341-Cell 

www.Aarey.HaloAgent.com / Connect with Me on LinkedIn!

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