Pat Starnes Snippets: New Years Resolution? Putting One's House In Order...

New Years Resolution? Putting One's House In Order...

My 2011 New Years Resolution is the same this year as each preceding year--to put my house in order. I spent New Years Day dismembering the Christmas tree, sweeping out artificial pine needles, and organizing both my home's interior and my garage. Everything was neatly arranged in the new storage boxes and modular shelving I purchased for the garage. By the end of the day, Christmas boxes were stashed in the attic, and my entire home resembled a more respectable version of itself.Happy New Year!

Did you know  "getting organized" ranks #15 out of the Top 20 New Years Resolutions ever? I thought it would rank higher, but there were other resolutions (quit smoking, quit drinking, lose weight) that took priority. You can see where your New Years Resolution ranks here.

If you are selling your home this year, try to maintain a well-organized home. Your home will show better, it will appear to have plenty of storage, and you'll probably receive higher offers than a disorganized, cluttered home might receive.

And if by chance your New Years Resolution is to buy a new home in the Jackson metro area, (#8 on the list of Top 20 New Years Resolutions ever) I know someone who can help with that!

Happy New Year, everyone! And Happy New Year Active Rain!

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Pat specializes in Residential and New Home Sales 

Primary Service Area:

Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood, Madison and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

 Pat Starnes, Broker Associate

Front Gate Real Estate, 6700 Old Canton Rd., Suite C

Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-991-2900 - Office

601-278-4513 - Cell


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Comment balloon 3 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • January 05 2011 07:57PM


Putting one's house is order should be the first order of business.

I am still trying....will not give up.

Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) over 8 years ago

I'm very surprised "getting organized" didn't rank higher.  My resolution is no more resolutions.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 8 years ago

Sharon, I thought it would have been in the Top 10, for sure! And my resolutions only last the first week or so into the new year!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 8 years ago

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