Here are a few tips to help you if you are planning to downsize.
Sort your belongings into four main categories:
- Keep: This category is reserved for items you will use regularly after downsizing. It may include sentimental items—like your photo albums and heirlooms. Limit as much as possible.
- Give: Consider giving items to family members who may treasure them as you do. You can also donate items to your favorite charity. Try not to hang on to too much from the past and start thinking of all the new memories to come.
- Sell: Earn some cash. Host a yard sale or sell items online. Consider hiring an estate liquidator, if you have a lot of items.
- Trash: Whatever you are not keeping or can’t sell or give away, throw it away!
If you’re curious about whether now is the right time to downsize, give us a call 646.846.8509 and we will show you how much your home is worth and we can also assist you in finding your next home.