LET AN EXPERT SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE!
Fort Myers Professional Organizer shows you how to
CONSOLIDATE, DECLUTTER & STAGE YOUR HOME FOR A FASTER SALE
As a professional organizer working in Fort Myers, Florida, Marla Ottenstein, who is the creator of the popular Get Organized and Get Organized—In a Flash! columns, is celebrated as Southwest Florida’s PREMIER authority on how to get—and stay—organized.
When it comes to preparing your home to sell, there’s no one more qualified than Marla to help you achieve your goals. Cognizant of the local real estate market, she understands what needs to be done in order to accelerate the sale.
Remember, the moment you decide to sell your home, it becomes an “investment” and should be treated with the same objectivity as you would any other asset you’re trying to unload.
The concept of creating space by getting organized, eliminating clutter, putting away as many personal effects as possible and lightly staging your home, allows prospective homebuyers the ability to visualize how they would live in the home.
Marla’s No. 1 suggestion is to pack up “half” of everything that’s cluttering your closets, countertops, pantry, kitchen and garage, etc. and then pack up “half” of the remaining items. You’ll be left with a tidy home that will show well.
Two years after Marla did her magic and made my closet workable, I decided to do my own “editing.” I can still hear her “voice of reason” telling me to purge anything that was outdated, uncomfortable or didn’t fit right. Marla’s process was empowering. My closet no longer intimidates me.
Kathy Becker | Fort Myers, FL