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9. Get organized. If you want to kick off the new year right, getting organized might be the way to go. Whether it’s tackling a messy garage or a closet bursting at the seams, consider starting 2018 with a clean slate.Tip: Don’t start off with the biggest and messiest job. Begin small by cleaning out a desk or junk drawer.Read: Get the Organizing Help You Need (Finally!)
It’s a good project for you if: You haven’t been able to tackle organizing on your own. The example that may first spring to mind is the garage or basement that’s been used as a dumping ground for stuff for decades. While that is certainly a good project to call in the reserves for, far more important than the size of the project is whether you are feeling overwhelmed by it. Working with a pro can help you push through roadblocks (both physical and emotional), let go of clutter and put systems in place that will make it easier to stay organized in the future.
7. Have a place for everything. If buyers see that your stuff doesn’t have a home, they won’t want your home. “I always advise my clients to take out at least a third of what they have in closets,” Goode says. Make sure anything that’s not on display — shoes, coats, papers, pots, pans — is tucked away and neatly organized. When closet space is at a premium, repurpose other areas for storage. “Finish the garage walls and floors and add some simple storage to make the room part of the home,” says Abel. Estimated costs: Attractive bins and baskets cost $20 and up; basic shelving systems start at $200.