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Is buying or selling your home on your list of New Years Resolutions this year? If it is, fantastic! If it isn’t, don’t worry. You can always start thinking about selling or buying a new home, or just follow along as we talk about one trending New Years Resolution that is starting to sweep the nation that started on the other side of the world.

Have you heard of Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method for Tidying Up? Regardless if you have or haven’t, if you enjoy using Netflix, or walk into any bookstore, you will start seeing and hearing about her. Your friends on Instagram and Facebook will start posting pictures of their clothes and talk about what “sparks their joy” about their belongings. Now you will know what they are talking about. It also may get you thinking of reorganizing your own home, especially if one of your New Years Resolutions was to declutter and organize.

Did you spend time reflecting these last few weeks on what you want to accomplish this year? Is buying or selling your home one of them? This can seem like a very daunting task, especially if you haven’t downsized recently or reorganized any of your belongings in a quite a few years. Maybe you have an inclination to sell your house and find the next perfect home but are scared of the steps that are necessary to achieve this goal. Well, our expert Real Estate Agents can’t organize or pack your home for you, but they can recommenced a method that is finding its way into many households right now.

Marie Kondo’s method is pretty simple and easy to understand. “Does it spark joy?” This actually would be a great method for testing out if you should sell your house. Does your current house spark joy for you? Maybe it once did but no longer does. What do you do now? The first steps are always the most difficult but once you start, with either reorganizing or opting to start buying or selling your home, it’s always best done with encouragement and support.

I recommend reading Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and or watching a few episodes on Netflix. I also recommend contacting one of our knowledgable agents to discuss fulfilling your New Years Resolution of finding your perfect home. May 2019 be a beautiful and successful year for you and your family and may you find what sparks your joy this year.