Tips to Down Size
So How do you downsize from a suburban home with a two-car garage to a one-bedroom apartment?
Mary and Marty Smith got rid of most of their furniture plus 90 percent of their books and half their clothes in about a month.
Here are some of tips for anyone about to make a move.
1. Edit, edit, edit.
Reevaluate your past choices. Ask yourself whether you would buy that piece again, given the chance. If the answer is no, consider listing it on sites such as Craigslist and use the money toward something you absolutely love.
2. Have weekly yard sales.
Price a new batch of things each week for a weekend sale. Keep prices low to get them moving. Think of buyers as people who are doing you a favor by hauling your things away for you. At the end of the day, take the leftovers to the curb and put out a curb alert on Craigslist or Freecycle.
3. Don’t expect to make money selling stuff.
Time is of the essence. The idea is to get the stuff out of your house.
4. Think of this as an opportunity to start fresh.
You may have had used or hand-me-down furniture sticking around as placeholders. By moving, you’ll be able to make new choices and hopefully upgrade to things you like better.
Do you know anyone ready to downsize?
Are you ready to downsize?
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