12 Ways to Downsize
Whether it’s a personal move or helping a parent move to a smaller home, trying to downsize is a frustrating task. Deciding what to keep and what has to go is agonizing but with the proper planning and some helpful ideas the process can go smoothly. Take a look at these 12 ways to downsize.
Figure Out What You Need Versus Things You Want to Do
Measure Furniture to see if it’ll fit in new Place
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Determine Storage Space for New Place
Take Inventory of What you Have
Shred Some Paper
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Avoid Tackling House in One Pass
Get Rid of Books
Digitize Whatever You Can
Do the same with any movies or CDs you’ve got sitting around collecting dust. For any remaining CDs or DVDs, make a wall cabinet to save on space and put those old CD bins to use as a twine dispenser.
Frame Decisions as ‘Yes or No’
Use the OHIO Rule
Once you move make sure you know what to do check on the new home.
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Target Recipients for Specialty Items
Throw a Packing Party
Find the perfect housewarming gift for the minimalist in your family.