The Right Way to Downsize Your West Chester or Liberty Township Home

Date: February 28, 2018

 

Downsizing Your Home: Ten Tips

 

Whether you’re motivated by financial benefits or lifestyle perks, moving to a smaller space can be a smart idea with lasting benefits. Ready to start this daunting but exciting task? Here are 5 tips to help you seamlessly and successfully downsize your West Chester or Liberty Township home.

 

5 Tips for Successfully Downsizing Your West Chester or Liberty Township Home


1. Start Early

 

While it’s not always possible, you’ll fare much better if you give yourself ample time to make the transition. Give yourself at least three months to downsize, if possible. That should be long enough to sort through your possessions and manage the details of a move from your West Chester or Liberty Township home.

 

2. Take Inventory

It’s not easy, but giving all of your belongings an honest assessment will ensure that you only keep things that really matter to you. Ask yourself: If this possession was lost in a fire, would I be upset? And if something was lost in a fire, would you actually replace it? If not, time to chuck it.

3. Focus on the Basement, Attic and Garage First


Easier said than done, right? We know that outlived items tend to get stored in the basements, attics, and garages of West Chester and Liberty Township homes for sale. Start decluttering these areas first, one by one. If you can get through these areas, the rest of your home should be a breeze.  

 

4. Make a Plan

 

As you sort, begin grouping items that don’t make the cut: will they go to family, friends or charities? Another option is to sell your goods online or at a consignment shop. Before you bring the “keepers” to your new space, make a simple floor plan with measurements of your new West Chester or Liberty Township home and assign each item a spot to be sure everything fits.

 

5. Live Creatively

 

You’ll live large in your new, smaller West Chester or Liberty Township home if you follow some basic decorating and storage tips.

 

  • Hang mirrors

  • Use double-duty furniture (like a storage ottoman or bed frame with drawers)

  • Consider tall bookcases

  • Utilize hooks and shelves to maximize your vertical spaces.

 

Downsizing out of your current West Chester or Liberty Township home for sale can be a big change. But a good attitude and some careful planning will help make sure your new home is just as comfortable as your last.

 

Thinking of selling your West Chester or Liberty Township home? We’d be happy to have a no-obligation chat about your options – whether downsizing is on your radar now or farther down the horizon. It’s never too early to start planning your move. Give us a call today!