4 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

4 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

People downsize their homes for many reasons, including decluttering or moving to a smaller house. Sometimes family members are left to deal with the estate after the passing of a loved one. No matter the circumstance, Angel Estate Consulting has over 13 years of experience in estate needs and handles each circumstance with kindness. Starting the process of downsizing early can help with the moving process as well as help your family divvy up your possessions when your time comes. Angels Estate Consulting knows the process isn’t easy, but keep reading to learn the tips and tricks to successful downsizing.

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Deciding Where to Start

Deciding where to start in your downsizing process is probably the most overwhelming step. Your stuff didn’t accumulate all at the same time, so it is important to understand downsizing will take some time. Focusing on one room at a time or breaking down the process into smaller tasks is a great method to stay focused and reduce anxiety.

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Set Clear Decluttering Rules

Setting clear decluttering rules helps you stay focused. Having clearly defined categories like keep, donate or sell, trash or recycle, and passing it down to other family members is a good way to begin the process. Angel Estate Consulting highly recommends using different colors of masking tape to mark boxes so you don’t spend your efforts going through the same items again.

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Consider Your New Lifestyle

Whether you are moving to a smaller home or are a senior downsizing for assisted living arrangements, considering your new lifestyle is key. While you may want to keep your gym equipment, your health restrictions may not allow for that type of exercise. Old hobbies and habits you are no longer able to do or no longer enjoy doing may take up too much of your space. Keep items that foster your new goals and the life you want to live.

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How Angels Estate Counseling Can Help With Sentimental Items

When it comes to sentimental items, it can be very difficult to divvy or decide what to do with these items. Angels Estate Consulting offers a thorough process from appraisals to estate sales. We can cater the process to your individual needs, working with you to create an effective plan of action for your downsizing process.

Bringing in help for your relocation or estate liquidation does not mean you have failed. Downsizing or getting rid of a loved one's items can be very difficult. Angels Estate Consulting provides a professional and customized approach to helping you meet your downsizing needs. Book your free consultation and walkthrough to see how Angels Estate Consulting can help you in your downsizing process today.

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