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Tips for Painting, Cleaning, and Organizing Your Home

by Timothy Dent 05/12/2019

There's no question about it: Being a homeowner can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience! However, enjoying that added privacy, control over your environment, and pride of ownership does not come without a price.

When you go from being a renter to an owner, a lot of things change! In additional to being responsible for property maintenance, repairs, and improvements, home ownership requires an investment of time. For many people, devoting a block of time to painting a room, organizing a closet, or cleaning out the basement can be the trickiest part of getting a project done!

One of the biggest obstacles to starting a home project is the natural human tendency to procrastinate -- especially if the project infringes on your relaxation or recreation time! On the other hand, the satisfaction you'll experience when the job is done will more than justify the time and effort. The overriding question is: "How can I motivate myself to tackle the project and get it done?" While there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to self-motivation, here are a few ideas which might help!

Create a To-Do List: Writing down a list of priorities and revising it several times a week is a tried-and-proven method of getting things done around the house. Writing down your short-term (and long-term) goals engages your attention, serves as a visual reminder, and sets an intention for taking action. When you create a to-do list and look at it a couple times a day, it helps to focus your mind on what you want to accomplish. By organizing your thoughts, it makes it much easier to organize your home and your life. It's definitely not a panacea for all of life's ills, but it can be a darn good starting point!

Announce Your Intentions: Once you tell your spouse, your best friend, or your mother that you're going to clean out your garage or paint the spare room on Saturday, it makes it a little harder to wiggle out of it -- especially, if you've used that project as a reason for declining an invitation or postponing a favor. By stating your intention, it's almost like you're promising to do something. Since most of us are inclined to live up to our promises, announcing your intentions to complete -- or at least start -- a home-improvement or organizing project may be all it takes to get the ball rolling!

Buy or Gather the Supplies: Whether you need supplies for cleaning, painting, or screen repair, having them on hand will make it much easier to get started. On the other hand, not having them in the house makes it all-too-convenient to say, "I'll get to it tomorrow!" And as you may know, "tomorrow" either never comes or it turns into "next year!"

About the Author
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Timothy Dent

I know that buying and selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do, and I want to help make that experience as smooth and successful as possible. My extensive knowledge of the Ridgefield, Danbury, Redding, Wilton, and Weston real estate markets will benefit you, whether you are buying or selling a home in the area.

Buying? I will help you find the home of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs. Once I know what you want, I will work tirelessly to find the right property for you - no one should have to compromise when it comes to purchasing a home. 

Selling? I have extensive expertise in the Ridgefield, Danbury, Redding, Wilton, and Weston real estate markets and will ensure that you get the best price for your property. My finely-tuned marketing program will ensure that the right buyers see your home. 

I hope that you find my website to be a helpful source of information and visit often. Whether you are looking for homes for sale, moving and relocation resources, or even mortgage information everything you need is right here. Visit my Facebook (Tim Dent Real Estate Group) and Instagram (@timdentrealtor) pages or contact me directly at [email protected] or 203.470.5605. I am always available to answer your questions and to talk about your buying and selling needs. Be well, work hard, stay inspired!