When you are selling your home, you want it to look as large and spacious as possible. Buyers are looking for clean, well lit, uncluttered homes.
I know what you’re saying; I don’t know where to start, I have too much stuff, I don’t have time to sort it all out, I’ll sell some things first and the kids will take the rest..
There’s no reason you need to do it all by yourself. Downsizers (or Right-sizers) use tried-and-true techniques and systems that get the job done calmly and efficiently, and they take care of your belongings as if they were their own. They will work with you and go through everything to determine what can be repurposed, recycled, and sold. You are the ultimate decision maker. They can also assist with selling items and utilize many options for dispersal; hauling things to the dump is the last resort.
The Downsizer/Move Manager will need to see and use a detailed floor plan for your new home so that they can help you decide what you are taking with you and what you are leaving behind.
One of the first things that a Downsizer will suggest is that you create a “Staging Area” somewhere in your home. This could be the garage or a spare bedroom. Once you have decided on the staging area, get some boxes and label them: Move, Donate, Sell, Family/Friends. You can also use colored sticker dots for items that you don’t want to move to the staging area. Spend most of your time deciding on what you are taking with you.
Here is a 6 minute video with some tips and tricks on downsizing:
Here are the green sticker-dots that I give to my clients: