Organize your Boston North End condo for sale

Cleaning out the mess accumulated over time, often filled with long-forgotten treasures, can positively impact our life. With Millennials falling into the trend of minimalism, organizing has become a practical necessity for the small sized Boston North End condos for sale. While organizing your Boston North End condo has always felt like a chore, it is now becoming an act towards well-being, thanks to our favorite new cleaning gurus:

Marie Kondo, tidying up trends for Boston North End condos for sale 

With her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, has started a movement that many people have been taking a part in. The KonMari method of focusing on items that “spark joy”, allows us to keep the items that represent us and have value and give them a place within our Boston North End condo while disposing of those that don’t.

“The Home Edit” by Clea Shearer

Offers another method of organizing with the main focus on categorizing. Removing clutter through storage systems allows for making the most of every little space in your Boston condo for sale, which if you live in a small  Boston North End condo, is not much.

There is also a more pragmatic method, for those of us that don’t get easily attached to material things. Joshua Becker’s “The Minimalist Home” introduces the method of paring down our possessions to the bare minimum. Everything that is not “useful, lovely, or meaningful” must go.

Air out your home- aka, get rid of things

Before any organizing can be done, we must get rid of things. Especially when living in a small Boston condo for sale, there simply isn’t enough space to store everything. So, how do you determine what to get rid of and what to keep? According to Kondo and Becker, only keep the things that you need– and by need, I mean things that are either useful, carry some sentimental value, are representative of your image, or is something so unique that you just can’t part ways with.

Think about when was the last time that you used a specific item, and why you haven’t used it in so long. Chances are if you haven’t used something in a long time, you probably won’t go back to using it again.

Boxes and Drawers: the mini-homes within your Boston North End condo

Once you are settled on the things you want to keep, it is just as important where you’re going to place them within your Boston condo. While some things are okay to have on display, others need to be given a spot that is practical- both for you and that item. Kondo suggests drawers. Layering things, whether it’s folded clothes that are categorized and sized, or food storage containers, helps optimize space. Also, ensuring that everything is easy to access eliminates the issue of forgetting about things.

Tidied up? Now keep it up!

The process of tidying-up and organizing is an ongoing development. It must be maintained, and it will always require a bit of re-organizing done from time to time. But to make it all easier, there are a few things to consider. For starters, Shearer and Kondo suggest that once you are done using something, put it away. Allowing it to just sit there will more than likely lead to a pile as more things will just be left there, making it a longer process when it comes to cleaning it up.

Make cleaning a group activity.

Get your entire family involved and make it fun even for the kids. According to Kondo, not only will this turn it into an easier and shorter process, but it can help teach kids to keep things organized in the future as well.


Organizing, like cleaning, your Boston condo for sale, is a rather individualistic process. We all have different approaches, techniques, and systems that work best. The essential is that we all must do it. And in this case, organizing is not just for selling your Boston condo for sale, but also your individual well-being. 

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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