Tuesday March 1, 2022
Downsizing is a wonderful way to get rid of unused items, enhance clarity, and save money. No matter what stage of life, deciding to downsize is a brilliant move, whether you are a senior or a millennial who want to move to a smaller space or reduce the clutter you already have. Landmark 24 has compiled various tips to help you declutter your home effectively.
- Plan Ahead
The best place to start is to plan your downsizing process ahead of time. Set reasonable goals, make sure they are realistic and attainable. Do not try to do a big job alone, bring everybody on board to help plan and avoid conflicts down the line.
- Declutter in Good Health and Clear Mind
The downsizing process can be draining and overwhelming, especially if you are not in the right mindset. Be sure to work through the process when you have a good frame of mind, feel positive and motivated, and can take breaks when necessary. To keep the tasks manageable. It may also make a lot of sense to create a schedule and follow it throughout the process.
- Establish Your Lifestyle Needs
As you declutter, consider items that fit into your new lifestyle. For instance, if you are moving, determine how much smaller your new home is and see if the new space could accommodate oversized furniture and other large items, or you may have to consider purchasing new and more practical space-saving items.
- Understand the Market Value of Your Items
Another great decluttering tip is to be realistic about the value of your property. Most household items such as clothing, furniture, and appliances depreciate over time. If you have trouble pricing your items, you can seek help from downsizing experts. If these items no longer hold significant value, then perhaps they can be donated to a local organization or charity like Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, or The Salvation Army.
- Label and Take Notes
Once you’ve determined your strategy, staying organized is the key to a successful decluttering process. Label items according to their destination; for sale, family, donation, recycle, and those going to your new house. Take notes and pictures to catalog and help you remember the items that are either for sale or the ones of personal value. This is a great task that you can ask for help from friends and family.
Find Your New Property in Georgia, South Carolina with Landmark 24 Realty
Looking to downsize and want to learn more about the smaller home plans we have available? Take a look at the Spring Valley II and the Brookline, both single-story plans are under 1900 square feet, with two-car garages and 3 bedrooms, and are excellent options for anyone looking to go smaller. Contact us today to explore more.