Who doesn’t love a home that looks like it should be on the cover of a Container Store catalog where “there is a place for everything and everything in its place?” With the continued popularity of HGTV’s most popular program, Fixer Upper, not to mention Pinterest and Instagram, where we follow one of our favorite home organization sites, The Home Edit (@thehomeedit), today’s home buyer lists “storage” as one of the must-have top features. No matter the price range or size of a home, everyone wants a more organized look – where you control the clutter, and the clutter doesn’t control you.
For homeowners preparing to sell, making even small upgrades speaks volumes to interested buyers. There is no doubt that streamlined living will add money to your pockets when it’s time to list a property. Whether it’s an organized pantry with colorful bins, a garage that is easily accessible, a bonus room wonderfully organized as well as closets that show ample space (whether you have space or not), there are lots of tools available to showcase storage, just ask your Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agent.
Remember, homebuyers want to see themselves in a place that is better, cleaner, and more attractive. Walking into a home that is cluttered, messy or disorganized, takes away the thought that their lifestyles will improve.
Here are just some of our agents’ favorite books that will inspire you to get organized.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. (https://konmari.com/) The most well-known guide to home organization and decluttering your home. With millions of books sold, Kondo advocates organizing a home by category, not by room and to get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you joy.
Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuck. (https://bit.ly/2MDOLcZ) This wonderful book shows you how to make your home clean, organize and beautiful just ten minutes every day.
Organizing From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern. (https://www.juliemorgenstern.com) One of the most popular books about organizing your home, office, and mind has helped hundreds of thousands of people.
The Joy of Less by Francine Jay. (https://bit.ly/2ptYdGC) With so many people eager to get make life simpler, Jay pioneered simple living with this self-published book.
For those who are currently looking for homes to address their lifestyles, we at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty have just the properties at all price points for you to consider. Here are some of our favorites that take organization and storage to a new level.

21 W Avenida San Gabriel, San Clemente, CA 92672 Offered at $888,000 | 4 BD/3BA | 2,245SF | For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2OJ06u0
Custom designed and remodeled to the highest standard is this classic contemporary masterpiece. The modern and spacious floor plan in this fresh and inviting 4 bedroom, 3 bath home offering a comfortable yet sophisticated lifestyle. Large living room offers a hideaway bar with custom designed sliding wood doors, as well as a spacious kitchen with lots of space and storage. The home office or study area has a built-in desk and cabinets. Move in ready!
78745 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253 Offered at $779,000 | 4BD/4.5BA | 3,083SF | For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2MWD3dt
Amazing built-ins throughout this custom designed, open concept 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, Desert home. Located in a prime area near Old Town La Quinta, this property offers a gorgeous master retreat with spa style ensuite, chef’s kitchen with rich cabinetry, upgraded stainless steel appliances and a prep island, home office and guest room with custom bookcases/tv storage. Lovely backyard with pool, covered lanai.
700 Front Street #510, San Diego, CA 92101 Offered at $699,900 | 1BD/1.5BA | 1,250SF | For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2I9uuvk
Located in The Meridian, this extra large and spacious 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo features 9-foot ceilings, crown moldings, beautiful custom built-ins, sizeable walk-in closet with lots of storage, all designed for luxurious living with top amenities in downtown San Diego.
2001 E Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661 Offered at $2,995,000 | 3BD/2BA | 1,850SF | For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2NwGwVf
This Cape Cod style home includes everything including a white picket fence. Absolutely adorable Balboa Peninsula Point residence combines the charm of a traditional beach house with all the amenities. On a corner lot, this light filled property has been thoughtfully remodeled to preserve the warmth of its vintage past. Wood beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring, cozy fireplace and a chef’s kitchen with office space are just a few of the many highlights this home offers. Could easily be on a magazine cover!
5034 Bluff Place, El Cajon, CA 92020 Offered at $2,495,000 | 5BD/7.5BA | 6,709SF | For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2Dqs9NI
One of a kind stunning, contemporary home in El Cajon with panoramic views. This award-winning, Marc Tarasuck masterpiece includes all 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and generous closets with the master suite offering an extra large walk-in closet, exercise/dance room opening to a huge private deck. Game room downstairs opens to spacious yard with infinity edge pool, spa, and cabana. Top of the line kitchen boasts lots of storage and a cavernous 3 door garage accommodating a large number of vehicles. Featured as “House of the Millennium” in Home & Garden Magazine.

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