No matter what made you decide to buy your current home, sometimes it’s hard to know if you are ready to head back to the market.
You’re Outgrown Your House – Whether you have expanded your family or have empty nest syndrome, your needs might not be there in your current home.
It’s a Seller’s Market – Inventory in the real estate industry is low and so are the current interest rates. This is perfect for someone selling their home, where they are typically going to get more than their asking price with little to no buyer demand for changes.
You Are In a Good Place Financially – If you have all your ducks in a row and your debt is low, selling your house is natural to get the most out of your good fortune. This is emphasized if you already have enough money saved for a down payment.
Your Location Is No Longer Fitting Your Lifestyle – The community and amenities near your current house always feel like they are missing your favorite gym or you wish you can be 15 minutes from the beach, finding a new home where you can have all you want with the space you need is a natural next step.
Have you ever walked into your friend’s home and were jealous at how tidy and clean it is? There are a lot of people in our shoes. When you work hard with a lot of responsibilities, sometimes it’s hard to maintain an orderly space.
The most effective way to keep your home spotless is developing habits in your daily routine that complete the necessary maintenance.
As you move through your day-to-day in your house, make sure you think flat and empty. Keeping drawers shut and surfaces clearmakes your space read as clean and tidy with a first impression. Once you’re in the habit of these two simple actions, you will be surprised at the difference.
If you happen to add anything to your home, make sure that you get rid of an item too. Decluttering is the biggest step towards having a house easy to maintain.
If you have been on the hunt for tips on good housekeeping, it would be no surprise that you have heard of Marie Kondo. Follow the KonMari method and set aside a time to really sort through all the objects and furniture in your house that don’t quite have a place in your space to determine what sparks you joy.
With your home sorted and decluttered, giving everything its own distinct place to go back to after use will make cleaning easier. Having a place for everything takes away the added stress of figuring out where things go when you start cleaning.
Let us know your best cleaning habits in the comments below!