We've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly as we've made our way through thousands of homes with potential homebuyers this year. And, one thing we always notice, is that the homes that feel the happiest (and worth the most money) are the one that are mostly clutter-free. We aren't always talking about professionally staged homes (though we love those, too) but even homes that are lived in, and obviously well-loved.
So, this is our one resolution for you, whether you are renting or living in a property that you own. Whether you live in a big house in the Denver suburbs, or a micro-condo in the city. Whether you have 10 kids, 2 dogs, 10 houseplants or none of the above...sticking to this ONE New Year's Resolution will help you fall in love with your home all over again. (If it doesn't, we should probably talk about how you might be able to make a move in 2018 -- because everyone deserves to love where they live.)
If you haven't already read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (which we totally recommend, by the way), that's OK...you can still dive right into the process by following this KonMarie Method Cheat Sheet from our friends at MakeSpace: