Are Savings and Simplicity in Your future?
Scaling down doesn’t mean taking a step back. It opens a world of new possibilities!es. Downsizing your home can be an exciting and overwhelming time. Many feel liberated as they get rid of the possessions they no longer need, while others feel increasingly anxious.
For those downsizing from a home they have lived in for many years—decades, even—the downsizing process can be particularly daunting. Below are 4 tips for easing your downsize.
- Hold an estate sale. Partner with an estate sales group that can facilitate the auction or sale of belongings at the home.
- Contact an auction house. Consider letting an auction house take over the sale of high-end valuables such as antique furniture, artwork or collectibles.
- Donate to a charity. Thinking about passing some possessions to those in need? Call the charity (for example Salvation Army, Goodwill) in advance to give them a list of the items that will be donated.
- Hire a paper-shredding service. Because financial, bank and private documents can contain confidential information, Gunderson says it's important to practice caution when removing them from the home.
This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, REALTOR® serving South Florida’s Treasure Coast. You can reach me at 772-678-1600, or visit my Web site. As your resource for information on new or resale homes throughout the Treasure Coast, please be sure to contact me about any home you may find on the Web, yard sign or ad and I will research the property, arrange showings and handle all the details.