Downsizing TipsPosted on 09/16/2015
Downsizing a home can be stressful. Whether you are a senior, empty nester or moving into a smaller home, we all face a challenge. You love your stuff but not the clutter it can create. Below you will find simple tips to make the process a little easier.
Plan Ahead: Start early and set goals. For couples and families, make sure everyone knows the plan and agrees.
Determine Needs: Think about your new lifestyle, how much smaller your new place is. How will your furniture fit? Do you believe you should keep something just because you paid a lot of money for it?
Quality & Multipurpose: Choose quality over quantity. Pick that one piece of furniture that makes a statement instead of squeezing too much into a room. If you are buying new furniture, choose multipurpose furniture.
Objective Opinion: Need help deciding? Consider hiring a professional or asking a friend with a objective opinion.
Create A List: Create a list of items that you cannot live without. This helps you get rid of other items.
Create Bins: Keep - Sell - Charity - Toss
Remove Duplicates: No one needs 20 mixing bowls.
Children’s Art Projects & Schoolwork: Keep your favorites and take photos of the rest.
Any tips you would like to share?