KonMari Method- Decluttering your Home

Preping your home for sale

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.

Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes.

“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.”

When you subjectively look at all of your belongings, you can sort through the ones that mean the most to you. Not only will you increase space for more joy-bringing items in your new home, but you will also have a much easier time packing remaining belongings!

“Remember, tidying up isn’t about getting rid of stuff. It is about creating an environment that sparks joy and improves your quality of life.”

When selling your house, first impressions matter! Before you or your agent schedule a photographer to take photos for your listing, make sure to tour your home with fresh eyes. Look for any imperfections that a buyer might notice.

When you sort through your more sentimental items, consider packing them away to ensure that you know where they all are. That way, they are safe during open houses and showing appointments. This will also cut down on the amount of packing you need to do right before you move!

Bottom Line

Whether you are selling your house to move up to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the items that truly spark joy for you. This will not only help cut down on the items you move but also ensures that you’re off to a great start in your new home!

About the Author

Jane Clark Realtor

Meet Kw McKinney Realtor Jane Clark. Jane is the lead Real Estate Agent behind the Jane Clark Realty Group LLC.  Jane is not only a licensed Realtor specializing in Residential Properties in Collin County; she is also a Keller Williams Certified Luxury Home Specialist. This training and her unique skillset, combined with 20 years of Practical Experience in the Collin County Real Estate market has made Jane a potent force in the McKinney Real Estate market.

Jane has won many awards in her long and prosperous Real Estate career. The hallmark of skill and competence in the local Real Estate market has been D magazine’s coveted Best Realtor Award. Beginning in 2006 Jane has won that award every year. Jane is most proud of her status as a Top 5 Elite Regional Producer for Keller Williams three state regional franchise. Jane has been nominated as one of the Top 1000 Realtors in the United States by the Keller Williams National Organization. Living Magazine has selected Jane as both the Best McKinney Realtor and the Best Allen Texas Realtor.  Prosper Living magazine nominated the Jane Clark Realty Group LLC as the Best Prosper Texas Realtor and the Best Fairview Texas Realtor. Texas monthly magazine named Jane Clark as a 5 star professional (2012-2018)

Jane won the Keller Williams McKinney Top Producer of the Year (2010-2018), She was named one of the most successful Real Estate Agents in Collin County by Inside Collin County Business, (2002-2014).  Jane won Keller Williams North Collin County Top Individual Outstanding Achievement in 2009-2018; Keller Williams North Collin County, Gold Outstanding Team Achievement in 2009 and Double Gold Outstanding Achievement 2010 – 2014.  The Jane Clark Team was the top producing team in 2013-2018).

If you need an experienced professional Realtor with a reputation for Results in

  • McKinney Real Estate
  • Allen Texas Real Estate
  • Prosper Texas Real Estate
  • Fairview Texas Real Estate

The Jane Clark realty Group just might be the Best Real Estate Agent for you.

Kw McKinney Realtor Jane Clark is a top 5 elite Regional Producer. She was No.4 out of 4000 agents. If you are looking for the Best McKinney Realtor ... Call her First

Article created by in the Featured Homes Category.

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your Realtor®

  • jane 2x3

    Jane Clark

    Top Regional Producer
    Kw Luxury Home Specialist
    Top Kw McKinney Agent
  • D Magazine "Best Realtor Award since 2006
  • Living Magazines "Best Prosper Realtor"

Contact Us

Contact Us Today!

  • Awesome Design

    Committed to Excellance

    Here at the jane clark realty group we are committed to excellence and professionalism in everything we do. From our initial walk through and Graphics presentation of your home to final closing of your sale, We strive for the best outcome for our Clients.
    Jane Clark
  • Awesome Design

    Awsome Service

    Jane was absolutely amazing! She was there every step of the way and she saved us from making some major errors. WE would recommend her to family and friends
  • Awesome Design

    Best of the Best

    We loved working with the Jane Clark team. Jane had us well prepared when went to market. She was always there for us and steered us through a number of tight spots. The home sold in days with multiple offers and an all cash buyer. Thanks Jane!
    The Gordons
  • Awesome Design

    Very Knowledgable

    You were Knowledgable and meticulous to a fault. Every "i" was dotted, every "t" was crossed and your team was amazing when it came down to a repair amendment that had to be done. We could not have done it without you
  • Awesome Design

    Best McKinney Realtor

    Jane Clark is a driving force in Collin County Real Estate. She is hard working, energetic and one of the nicest people I know. She really lives up to her reputation as the best McKinney Realtor Ken Paxton
  • Awesome Design

    Very Knowledgable

    Thank You Jane, You and your team were amazing. You were so helpful and so patient and you were always available. We got the price we wanted and the closing was flawless.
    Rachael Taylor
  • Awesome Design

    Fantastic Negotiator

    Close friend recommended Jane and We loved her as soon as we met her. The sale process was a breeze and she got us an all cash offer at exactly the terms we needed. Fantastic negotiator!
  • Awesome Design

    Thank You Jane

    Organized Professional and Knowledgable. We had a stream of prospects the day we listed with her. We accepted a great offer before the week was out. Thank You Jane!
    Mark Patton
  • Awesome Design

    You take the time..

    You take the time to learn about your clients and then tailor your real estate abilities to their needs all the time making friends for life. Kay Cessna
  • Awesome Design

    She sold our home when no one else could

    Jane was fantastic. She sold our house when no one else could. She was always there when we needed her and her advice was always spot on. She found us a great new home that better met our needs. Howard Berg The World's Fastest Reader
Contact Jane Clark
214-802-4680