Downsizing Your Stuff

Downsizing Your Stuff

If you know you’re moving into a smaller home, you’re no doubt going to have to get rid of some of your possessions.  Here, we’ll take a look at how to get started on this sometimes overwhelming task. Downsizing your stuff starts early. Once you decide you’re going to downsize, get started, even if you […]

Downsizing Done Right

Downsizing Done Right

Downsizing done right or not is, without question, an emotional decision but there are steps you can take to make the transition easier, from start to finish. Be honest about why you want to downsize. Downsizing your large house for a smaller one, more suitable for long term retirement plans doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll realize […]

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Downsizing

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Downsizing

What are some common mistakes that people make when they’re considering downsizing? Below are a few of them with tips on mistakes to avoid when downsizing. Mistakes to avoid when downsizing Smaller space does not always equal lower costs. Downsizing your space doesn’t necessarily mean your home expenses are cheaper. If you’re going from a […]

Stress Management For Downsizing

Stress Management For Downsizing

Stress management for downsizing can be hard to come by. There’s no question about that. You’re fighting a war with yourself between the emotional connection you have to your home and belongings, against the practical need for owning less stuff and moving into a smaller home. Whatever reason you have for downsizing, here are a […]

5 Things To Never Throw Out When Downsizing

5 Things To Never Throw Out When Downsizing

Downsizing is great because it frees you from clutter and makes you re-think what’s really important. But there are some items you should not get rid of. Here are just a few. Never throw out when downsizing. Family heirlooms. If there are too many to count, evaluate which ones are the most meaningful to you and […]

Getting More For Less – 5 Benefits Of Downsizing

Getting More For Less – 5 Benefits Of Downsizing

We all know that downsizing is hard. Where do you start to get rid of things? How much space do you actually need? It’s emotional and it’s exhausting. But what’s the upside? Keep reading and find out the 5 benefits of downsizing and how it can be so liberating! 5 benefits of downsizing 1. Smaller house = […]

Sarah’s Tips On Downsizing:

Sarah’s Tips On Downsizing:

This article caught my attention, as it states that about 64% (according to a study done in 2014) of retirees, 50 and older, have either moved, or will move post retirement. It goes on to say that a few experts recommend moving sooner than later… something to think about as you read! http://www.financialbuzz.com/retirement-and-downsizing-659673  

Be Clutter Free

Be Clutter Free

You’ve made the leap to downsize and be clutter free, and aside from the emotional stress associated with this decision, there’s also the reality of having to fit your possessions into your new home. At first glance, this can seem like a monumental task and you don’t know where to start. Chances are, downsizing is […]

Getting A Storage Unit

Getting A Storage Unit

To store or not to store, that’s a sometimes complicated question. When you’re getting ready to downsize, there are two sides to getting a storage unit. Are you going to need a storage unit? If you already have one but want to get rid of it, what’s the best way to go about it? Storage […]

The Up Side Of Downsizing

The Up Side Of Downsizing

There comes a point in a lot of peoples’ lives when they want to simplify things and move into a smaller home. It’s a big step to take and can sometimes be a confusing or difficult time once the decision is made. In the next few articles, we’ll take a look at some of the […]