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There are many things to consider if you’re downsizing your home. If you’ve lived in your home for a long period of time, it’s likely that you have several collections of things that you’re not using. It can be hard to let go of these things. They hold many memories and you may feel a huge loss if you consider getting rid of them. Here are some easy tips to follow to help you as you downsize your home.
Start by sorting your things into several piles. You can have a pile of things to keep, a pile of things to donate, a pile for each of your grown children, and a pile that you’ve determined to be worthless or trash. If you absolutely can’t part with something simply place it into the keep pile for now.
As you sort, hold each item in your hands and feel it carefully. How does it make you feel? Does it evoke fond memories? If so, which of your children would most cherish it? Put it in the pile of the child who would most cherish it, and move on to the next item.
As you hold each item, ask yourself the same question, “What memories does this evoke?” If you have no memories holding you to the item, put it in the donation pile. You’re freeing up space in your home slowly but surely here.
Move on to the next item and repeat the process as above. Each time you set something in a pile you’re downsizing and it will feel good once you get those boxes moved out and relocated to their final destinations.
Downsizing a home isn’t always easy and it can take months to fully complete the task. As you go through things to consider when downsizing homes you’re going to feel free.