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The Go-To Guide for Downsizing Your Home
Downsizing your home can provide you with some amazing benefits. In addition to lower energy bills, keeping a smaller home clean and tidy takes just a fraction of the time. If you are planning on moving to a smaller place in the near future, then read ahead for some tips.
Assess Your Needs
Before you begin packing, you need to sit down and write down some of the necessities that must be in and around your new home. Many people do not realize just how different it is to live in a smaller home and making sure your new place has a few key features will lessen the shock. This might include storage space, nearby entertainment, shopping, etc.
Give Yourself Time
Trying to move into a new home under a strict schedule will almost always result in unnecessary stress. Even if you are not ready to begin packing your personal items, you can still collect moving supplies and start going through unused rooms. Moving companies suggest that families should start packing three or four months in advance.
Find Affordable Storage
Just because you are downsizing your home doesn’t mean you need to sell or donate all of your belongings. Renting out a storage unit will give you more time to go through all of your possessions and decide what must be kept and what can be tossed.
Donate Your Extras
Seeing a trashcan full of your family’s possession is going to be heartbreaking. By donating the items instead, you can rest assured that they will be going to those who need them the most. Many non-profits offer free curbside pickups for families that are getting ready to move. As an added bonus, ask your CPA if this qualifies as a tax deduction.
To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist. BRE #01224576