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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 = […]
Below is the April 2017 Monthly Market Stats that may answer some of your questions about what’s happening in the Nanaimo real estate market. If you think now is the time to list your house, you’re right! March 2017 Monthly Market Stats found here. See historical Market Stats here.
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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 […]
We’ve already looked at how to declutter your home in preparation for downsizing. And we’ve looked at using a separate storage unit for household belongings that won’t fit in your new home. On the flip side of that, let’s tackle the issue of getting rid of a storage unit you no longer want. Much like […]