Time & Money
Donate, Donate, Donate!
Sorting through your items and letting go of the things you no longer use may leave you with many things others can still get great use out of. Some charitable organizations will even pick up your items such as Pick Up Please. Or to earn some extra money and say goodbye to your neighbors, have a garage sale.
Pantry Clear Out
Let It Go
A move is a great time to reassess the items that no longer serve you and your family. Been meaning to look through x, y and z for years? This is the time! Values change over time and so do the items that are necessary in your life. Maybe you’re downsizing. Even if you’re moving into a larger space, think of how freeing it would be to only bring items you love and use into your new home.
What proves to be an even more complex move is seniors that are downsizing. Downsizing can represent many different things to many different people including reviewing 20, 30 or even 40 years worth of possessions in a home, facing the reality of big life changes and accepting the reality of living within your new, likely smaller space means. Break down the large and daunting goal of assessing the entire house by planning to sort through the house room by room, day by day or even just hour by hour. Work through sorting items at a pace that suits all parties involved and stop prior to emotional or physical exhaustion to prevent burn out.
A move provides a built in fresh beginning. By taking the time to do this work before a move, you can achieve that Home at Last feeling in a space all your own.
What steps do you take to ease moving stress? Let us know in the comments below.