There are various reasons why you might decide to downsize your property. As years pass by, you realize you have accumulated extra stuff that you really do not need. There are clothes you have not worn in years, and items you have not used in a long time. However, you still have a hard time getting rid of these items and you end up with a crowded space. If the above describes you perfectly, then maybe it is about time you consider downsizing. If you are left with extra room after the kids move out, downsizing will make it easier for you to sell once you are ready. Below are some tips you can use to downsize your home:
Do Away With Dupes
Most times, we end up buying two items that are similar and only end up using one of them. If you have two sets of china plates you can sell one pair and use the money to buy something else you wanted to have such as a blender or that Persian rug you have your eyes on. Make an inventory of all your items and sell all the dupes you do not need.
Do you have stacks of paper piled up in your house that you say you are going to deal with when you have time, but you never do? shred or toss what is not important, and scan receipts and old bills that you think you might need later. Train yourself to check your mail soon as it comes in to avoid piling up and go paperless when doing future transactions.
Give After Repurposing
Many people tend to hold on to things they deem have sentimental value. This is okay, however, do not let it take over your life. If you have artworks, old toys or clothes, you can distribute them among your grand kids or kids. This gives them an opportunity to make new memories using your beloved items while also allowing you to declutter and make room for new things.
Get Rid of Bigger Furniture
Do you really need that massive coffee table or TV stand sitting in your living room? When downsizing, think about how you want your new space to be and which items you want in it. Device new ways of arranging your furniture to create more space and choose smaller items that will give your room the illusion of being bigger than it is.
Organize Your Belongings
While moving to a smaller more convenient place, organize your goods in labelled boxes and pack all similar things together. This makes moving simple and gives you an opportunity to asses which things you might not need in your new space.
If you are looking to downsize and find a home that suits fits your minimalistic needs, feel free to contact us and let us get started on finding you a perfect home.