5 Tips to Downsize Your Springfield MO Home

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Real Estate Agent with Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com

Downsizing is a big step for any homeowner. If you’re considering downsizing your Springfield MO home and moving to a smaller home, deciding what stays and what goes can be difficult. Use these five tips to help you cut the clutter before your big move.

1. Make a list of items you want to keep

Deciding what to keep is the toughest part of downsizing. Begin by making a list of must-have items. Organize your most cherished possessions first and throw away stuff you don't need or never use. 

2. Get an early start

Begin downsizing at least three months before your move. Take a little time each day to clean out a drawer or a closet. Or, dedicate one morning per week to larger areas like attics and basements. Parting with possessions is physically and emotionally draining. Throwing away items is less intimidating when it’s broken up into manageable pieces.

3. Know your measurements

Make sure to measure your cabinet and closet space before you move in. You can use these measurements as a guide when deciding what to keep.

4. Tackle the easy tasks first

Begin your downsizing in less sentimental areas of your home. Your kitchen and garage collect lots of junk that’s easy to throw away. But, don’t be too hasty. Carefully consider lawnmowers, power tools and specialty cooking equipment before you part ways.

5. Take photos

Take pictures of your belongings before you begin your move. Documenting your home is a tactic that’s helpful for children who have a hard time saying goodbye to certain toys or stuffed animals.

Conclusion

Downsizing is a big project, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. You may not be able to keep everything you own, but you can hang on to the things that matter most to you. With careful planning and these helpful tips, adapting to your new lifestyle will be no problem.

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About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty in Springfield, MO She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  John is also a FAA part 107 certified drone pilot to get those amazing shots and videos of our properties! 

 

Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!

 

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Betty Knowles These are very good helpful tips to downsize a home in Springfield, Missouri.

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