Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How a Cluttered Lexington Home Costs You Money

Clear the clutter from your Lexington home!
As a Lexington real estate agent, I always recommend that Lexington homeowners declutter their homes. Studies show that a decluttered home causes increased happiness and health among homeowners. Also, a decluttered home is essential when selling your Lexington home! A messy, cluttered home is never appealing to a buyer!

However, did you realize that a cluttered Lexington home could also cost you money? Whether it’s a lost bill you forgot to pay, or spoiled food that you wasted money on, clutter is no friend to your bank account.

To give you more examples, HouseLogic broke it down room by room.

1.  If you have clutter in your home office, or wherever you keep papers and mail, you could lose paper and spend time and money on duplicates. If you misplace bills, you’ll be charged late fees and your bad credit will cause higher interest rates. If you miss tax deadlines, you are charged penalties.

2.  If your closets are disorganized, missing or forgotten clothes could mean money spent on duplicate items. A cluttered, knotted mess of accessories means wasted money, because you can’t find what you’re looking for or don’t wear them because of the hassle!

3.  Disorganization in the kitchen means a more probable chance of food expiring, which is wasted money, and you’ll have to buy new food sooner. A cluttered pantry means you can’t see what you have, so you might end up with duplicates. Crammed cabinets means you are overspending on dishes and gadgets.

4.  A cluttered living room means lost keys or wallet, which could make you late to work and means loss of cash. If you can’t fully relax in your Lexington home, because of the clutter, you’ll spend more money to have fun outside of the home. Blocked ventilation means increased energy costs.

For more details on how clutter is causing you to spend more, check out the HouseLogic article in its entirety. 

Hopefully now, you see the importance of decluttering your Lexington home from a new angle! It’ll help you sell your Lexington home, it could make your life happier and healthier, and it could save you money.

When you’re ready to buy or sell in the Lexington real estate market, contact me for help!

Theresa D'Antuono

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