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Mastering Downsizing

The art of downsizing is a true art form. Let’s face it. Most of us have some unwanted chattels we could well do without. They clutter up not only our homes but block us from actually receiving the things we DO want.

If you are in the position of beginning a whole new life in a brand new place, reliable furniture removals specialists No Damage Removals have put together some tips to help you embrace this exciting new start instead of dreading it.

Letting go is Easy

Well it should be easy to let go. The first rule to remember is you are downsizing to create a change and start a new, more satisfying phase. The children have grown up and moved away and your time is now your own. You have done the research and realise how many wonderful options you have when choosing to live by the ocean.

Make a list or a pile of items you definitely want to keep and pack them up ready to go. Of the items that are left sort them into stuff you know you can let go and stuff you are unsure about.

When you start sorting through the ‘unsure’ pile, think about the new home you are going to. How many rooms does it have? And what size are those rooms? These two thoughts will help with the step of sorting what to keep and what to let go.

Often we find as we go through our cupboards, it is the emotional items that we hang on to for sentimental reasons. You find the tiny tea set your grandmother gave you stashed in the back “just in case” or the collection of figurines your children used to collect.

The truth is you do not need a material belonging to hang on to cherished memories.

Ask yourself, does this item have any useful purpose for me? If the answer is no, be firm with yourself and let it go. Give it away, sell it on eBay, or donate it to a worthy cause.

If you have anything of value that is worth selling, do seriously consider doing it sooner rather than later. A recent article speculated on the value of such items as more and more baby boomers move into retirement and downsize. What you think may have value now may be worthless in the future.

For many more tips and advice to help make your move as smoothly and seamlessly as possible, visit http://www.nodamageremovals.com and get motivated for a brand new life!