Five tips for decluttering your property for sale

Published: 27/10/2022

Decluttering Your London Property Before Putting It Up For Sale: A Guide

Putting your property on the market can be daunting, especially if you've been putting it off for years. However, with the proper preparation and strategy, you can ensure that your property will make a great first impression and stand out from the competition.

One of the most important aspects of preparing your 
property for sale is decluttering. Decluttering is not just about cleaning up but also about maximising the space in your home. Potential buyers are always looking for properties with plenty of space, and if your home is cluttered with boxes and knick-knacks, you're likely to put them off.

While it may be difficult to achieve perfection in your day-to-day life, with some creative thinking and sticking to the principle of "less is more," you can make your property more attractive to potential buyers.

Five Tips for Decluttering Your Property

  1. Evaluate Your Possessions: Start by going through each item in your home and asking yourself whether you need and love it. Rehome unwanted items through charity, selling, or disposal.
  2. Consider Storage: If you have items you want to keep but don't have room for, put them in storage temporarily. Avoid accumulating storage costs by only keeping what you truly need.
  3. Streamline Kitchen Items: The kitchen is often one of the most cluttered areas in a home, so focus on reducing clutter by eliminating duplicates and unused items.
  4. Tackle One Room at a Time: Don't try to declutter everything at once; start small and prioritise cluttered areas.
  5. Be Mindful of Sentimental Items: Keep special memories by taking photos or keeping a memory box, but be mindful of what you truly need. After decluttering, organise the items you've kept to maintain a clean and tidy appearance.
In conclusion, decluttering your London property before putting your property for sale is essential for making a great first impression and attracting potential buyers. Following these five tips can effectively declutter your property and increase its chances of selling quickly. Remember, a clean, tidy, and uncluttered home will appeal to the broadest audience. It's a win-win situation – you'll achieve a better price for your property, charity shops will benefit, and you'll be ahead of the game.

Circa London is a leading independent sales and lettings agent in prime central London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.  If you would like us to value your property, we'd be delighted to share our expertise and plan your properties future.

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