Downsizing or Decluttering And The Many Choices To Be Made
Downsizing or decluttering can make your life simpler. For most of us, this is something we will want or need to do at some point during our life.
It can appear a daunting task. If you know where you are going to move to, or simply want to lighten the amount of items packed away from your basement to your attic, or in closets or cupboards this will help in your decision making process. Making a list of what you want to accomplish is a good place to start.
If there are broken or damaged items they should be the easiest to dispose of.
Determining if you want to eliminate a large amount of your household through the estate sale process is also important. It is efficient and can be financially beneficial.
There are many companies that specialize in assisting you in decluttering, however, it is in your interest to bring in an experienced estate liquidator to ascertain if any of the items you wish to dispose of would have value in an estate sale.
Letting go of your personal contents, especially those with emotional or sentimental attachment is not an easy process, but the need to downsize usually out weighs the desire to keep things.
If you are moving to a smaller home or assisted living decide what you absolutely want to keep or will need.
Don’t hesitate to seek help if you feel overwhelmed. Deciding on the items that have been a part of your life for many years can create anxiety with some people. For others it is liberating, like a breath of spring air.
Many estate liquidators have experience helping with those difficult decisions and can assist or have estate liquidation trained staff by a company such as CRTS (Certified Relocation Transition Specialist). Estate sale companies are constantly working and educating themselves to meet this growing need.
Two weeks ago your editor attended a local meeting of small businesses and two of the attendees specialize in helping people organize, declutter, or deciding what they will need in the next episode of their life.
With all of this discussed, remember, unless it is truly broken or doesn’t work deciding what you will keep or eliminate is important, but don’t throw anything away without having an estate liquidator visit your home to ascertain whether you will have enough contents to dispose of for an estate sale and put dollars back in your pocket.
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