Empty Nester, Thinking of Right-Sizing?

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors Advantage 40226530



What are the most challenging aspects of the downsizing/decluttering process?
Just beginning is usually the most challenging thing, because of the sentimental memories attached to items. Often, empty nesters decide to move, and when it’s time to declutter, they realize that their home is full of memories — both good and bad — of raising a family. It can be an emotional process. 

What suggestions do you have for dealing with especially sentimental items?
1. Investigate ways to save memories with technology. (Cloud Services, Personal Server, Memory Sticks)
2. If your children live nearby or they’re home for a holiday, use the time to ask them what they would like to have.
3. Make a “keepsake box” for each of your children, filled with a few items you cherish the most.
4. Recruit a family member or friend so that you won’t linger too long over any one item.

What are some tips for empty nesters who are decluttering in preparation for downsizing to a smaller home?
1. Ask for help.
2. Make a plan and a schedule (with flexibility) so that you don’t get overwhelmed.
3. Keep only the items that you deem useful, that you love, and that make you smile. (The less you have, the less you have to pack!)
4. Use this time to secure your memories. (There are professional organizers who specialize in this.)
5. Make sure you’re clear on the layout and room dimensions of your new home in order to make better decisions about what to bring with you.

READY, SET, GO.......

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Kevin Dimmel

Realtor - Associate Broker






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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I just sold a 1 bedroom home so that the kids could not move back in

Mar 06, 2019 05:32 PM #1
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Kevin,

Always good to do spring cleaning, even if you are not moving. Already starting to look for shred events. There usually are some after tax season.

Mar 06, 2019 08:15 PM #2
Kevin Dimmel
Weichert Realtors Advantage - Eden Prairie, MN
Buy and Sell Real Estate in Minnesota

So true.....

Mar 07, 2019 08:48 AM #3
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope 2019 is a great year for you.

Mar 11, 2019 06:21 AM #4
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