Many seniors know that there will come a time that they need to go through the process of downsizing either to cut costs, simplify their lifestyle, deal with medical needs, or to be closer to their children. It’s usually a tolling and stressful process both physically and emotionally. However, it doesn’t need to become overwhelming. Here are some tips to make the process a lot easier.

How to make downsizing easier and simpler?

Begin early.

Give yourself some time to spend on this process since it will take much longer than you expect. You should take your time. Don’t rush and think that you can sort through your entire home in just one day or a single weekend. The more realistic timeline is a few weeks to a month. You should also tackle one room at a time and don’t forget to take breaks.

Start Small.

You probably know what things you want to get rid of in your garage or kitchen. But don’t go through these parts of your home at the very beginning. You will be sorting through years of things. You have to begin in a spot where you have little emotional attachment like the linen closet or laundry room. Know your needs. If you are relocating to a house with two bedrooms then having four sets of sheets is enough.

Eliminate rooms that you won’t have in your new home.

Senior relocation services Wilmington NC professionals said that if you’re moving to a new townhome or apartment, you may not have an office space or a garage. Almost everything in these areas needs to be relocated to a different room, tossed, donated, or sold. You may also find items that are good for garage sales or consignment.

Get Rid of Duplicates

You will find a lot of duplicate items in your kitchen when you’re organizing your home. This is the perfect time to declutter. If you’re having second thoughts of handing off your favorite roasting pan, then choose to give it to your child so you borrow it if you need it.

Yes or No Piles Only

If you have gone through several years’ worth of belongings, there are things that will be worth a lot to you. You might be tempted to make a third pile, for the items that you may or may not want to keep. Don’t do that. There should only be yes or no piles for your things. You should get rid of any item that doesn’t fall in either of these two options. If you find it difficult to do so, you should consider getting senior relocation services Myrtle Beach.

Reduce Your Collections

You might find it hard to let go of things that you have collected over the years. These may be a collection of porcelain dolls, plates, or snow globes from all the vacations you’ve had. But these things take up a lot of space and they’ll most likely end up in a box and stored somewhere hidden.


Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions if you need help in downsizing, decluttering, moving, or organizing your home.


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