Thinking about Downsizing? - FIVE Tips to Get You Underway during the Holiday Season.

By: Marcel Gery & Barbara Blaser

Thinking about Downsizing? - FIVE Tips to Get You Underway during the Holiday Season.

Tags: Selling Your Home, Downsizing, Real Estate, Moving, Remax, North of the City, Real Estate Agent, Marcel Gery, Barb Blaser

Even if you are just thinking about downsizing… getting ready for the Holiday Season is the perfect time to start the process. Decorating, shopping, cleaning it’s a busy time of the year – why not shop in your own home as you may find that perfect gift for someone. Read on for five tips to help you plan, organize, declutter, clean and get a jump start on the New Year – it’s just around the corner...

  1. If you’re a list person – start there!  Wander through your home and make a list of all the items you love and can’t live without. Try one room a day or week and you’ll be surprised how many items don’t make the list.
    The Kitchen will be an eye opener – how many mixing bowls, platters and utensils do you really need? Wrap them up!
     
  2. Get 3 Bins/Boxes Ready!  Label them TO KEEP – TO SELL – TO DONATE/GIVE AWAY
     
  3. Sort through a drawer or closet a day/week. If you’re like most people there may be drawers full of paper, pens and assorted items. Get a paper shredder and have it handy to shred any personal documents no longer needed.  Check your community recycling program to ensure they accept shredded paper.  Don’t forget the BINS – there may be a local charity that will appreciate your donation at this time of the year.
     
  4. Seasonal Decorations – GET THE BINS!  This is the year to scale down and sort out who gets what? You may need more bins/boxes for each family member or DONATE. Get comfy and make some decisions!
     
  5. Ask for Assistance. Ask a friend or family member to help especially when sorting out old photos – make a day of it and enjoy the process.

Appreciate:  Less is MORE