As part of our month of tips and tricks to kickstart your ‘declutter to downsize’ journey, I showcased the transformation of a townhouse that was situated in a predominantly over 55’s zone into a home that would appeal to young families and professionals moving into the area.

Our focus was on keeping open house styling costs to a minimum and using what we had to present the home instead of purchasing or hiring unnecessary items. Following is another example of a similar journey. This time, our clients were leaving their apartment in an Over-55’s complex for a Supported Living unit in Residential Aged Care.

No change in the target market, but their home was imbued with wonderful family history and expressive creativity. We had to declutter to amplify the sense of space and reduce the stamp of the family’s personality. Inviting potential owners to imagine themselves in this lovely apartment.

This time a little bit more money was spent. We hired a single bed to turn the crafters room into a place for a grandchild to come and stay.

All the beds were covered with exquisite and lovingly made quilts with matching, but dated, coloured linen. The Real Estate agent asked us to tone it down so white linen was hired for the period of the open houses leading up to Auction day.

We reduced the volume of items in all rooms, and had some real fun with colour and the beautiful objects our clients already owned.

If you have to empty your home of items to relocate, then obviously this is not an option. But it helps to think creatively to save on costs.

Do consider the triple benefit of decluttering, packing and open house styling offered by Decluttering Solutions. It will lighten the mental stress and physical exhaustion and free you to enjoy the auction outcome and the new chapter in your life.