At some point in our lives, we will all be downsizing to a smaller living space. When you move to an apartment, condo, or senior living facility, it’s important to plan ahead and avoid getting overwhelmed.
The easiest way to start, is to start small. For example, if you currently live in a four bedroom, two bath house and intend to move to a two bedroom, bath and a half, you already know that you need to eliminate two bedrooms worth of stuff. Start off in the bed room and pack the items you WANT to keep. That could be linens, keepsakes, etc. If you have the items you know you want in a safe place, the remaining furniture and other items you won’t be using are easier to toss, give or donate to someone else.
Get rid of any duplicates. Do you have 5 ladles in your kitchen drawer? You probably only need one or two. Do you really need three stock pots, four comforters and 12 pillows? Getting rid of the duplicates can ease the work load immensely.
Now comes the hard part.
Create a yes pile and a no pile.
There is no maybe pile – just yes and no.
The no’s will be removed with the duplicates, the yes’ get packed up for the move. Starting early takes a lot of responsibility off your family. Should something catastrophic happen and you still have a ton of stuff in your home, your children will be stuck having to make all those decisions for you. Let them off the hook by getting the job done yourself.
When you call Lance’s Hauling for senior downsizing, we make sure to treat your possessions with the care and dignity they deserve. We listen, and care about you having a positive experience in when you are downsizing.