IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
John Cranston was born in Palm Springs, California, where his interest in Real Estate sparked. John’s grandfather and his company owned and operated Real Estate Resort Developments in and around the Palm Springs area, as well as all over the country.
John moved to Dallas, Texas, where he grew up. He then went on to attend and graduate from one of the top business schools in the country, the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership.
While in college, John became very interested in the music industry and began working for some different publications, as well as working PR for brands and artists. After college, he dove deeper into the music industry when he began working for an artist management company where he managed his own internationally touring acts.
After being involved in the music industry John garnished many areas of expertise such as marketing, branding, communications, and contract law. John quickly realized how those skills could be used in business with his first love, real estate. Through his experience in the music industry, he knows the importance of creating and continuing relationships. John has developed genuine friendships with people from all over the world. He possesses that tremendous gift of being able to relate with anyone from anywhere on any level.
Living in Dallas most all his life, though travelled much, John loves Dallas and all the things the DFW area has to offer. John feels truly blessed that he has found his career in real estate, which provides him with the opportunity to be fully engulfed in the metroplex.
Whatever your needs may be in the real estate world, John will make sure they are fulfilled in a smooth and stress-free experience.