Here’s the secret to downsizing
Downsizing brings many people peace, joy, and financial security. It might be an overwhelming task, but you can do it easier if you follow this five-step plan.
Step 1: Plan. Create a plan and prioritize tasks. Draft a reasonable schedule including your timeline, your budget, and your work style.
Step 2: Sort. Sort through your personal belongings and decide which to keep, donate, sell, and throw away (don’t hold back).
Step 3: Divest. Decide on how to handle the things you are going to let go.
Step 4: Move. Plan your move ahead of time so that it can go smoothly and efficiently.
Step 5: Sell. It might not be an easy task to sell your home, but it will definitely pay you back a good amount for all the years of maintenance you spent on it.
You may want to interchange #4 and #5 if you would feel more comfortable selling your current home before you move; that is a personal choice.
Pro tip: Hire the right professionals and it will make your downsizing journey a breeze!
While it’s easier said than done, downsizing begins with one step. Begin that step today and you won’t regret it.
What are you waiting for?