Toss It Tuesday – More Ways to Downsize Your Stuff Without Losing Your Mind

Donation Box Full of Household GoodsIn the article Moving? Here’s How to Downsize Your Stuff Without Losing Your Mind, author Jamie Wiebe offers tips you might not have considered when downsizing your possessions before you move:

Sort, sort, sort. Go through each room of your house, from least-used to most-trafficked, and sort each and every item you see. Divide them into three piles: keepdonate, and toss. Having trouble choosing the correct designation? Take a cue from Marie Kondo and ask yourself, ‘Does it bring me joy?’ If the answer is a true, honest-to-God yes, add it to the keep pile. Otherwise, it’s time to say goodbye. ‘We would never recommend throwing out everything unless you have the means to completely outfit your new home, but getting rid of those items will make your new house a happier space,’ says Michelle Hale, the co-owner of New York City’s home organization service Henry & Higby. Once you have the donate and toss piles in order, deal with them immediately. The longer they sit, the more likely you are to put junk into your moving boxes. You’ve already said adios once—don’t force yourself to say it again.

Ditch the duplicates. Unless you’re holding onto something for sentimental reasons, now’s the time to get rid of doubles. Two wine holders? Multiple printers? Six table lamps when you need only three? Choose your favorites and downsize the rest.”

Read more at: Moving? Here’s How to Downsize Your Stuff Without Losing Your Mind.


DAYNA WILSON: As a real estate agent I have been working with homebuyers and sellers throughout the East Bay communities of Layfayette, Moraga, Orinda and Walnut Creek since 2009. As a Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) , I have special knowledge about everything from reverse mortgages to the importance of universal design. I can tap into my network and put you in touch with my team of qualified home inspectors, movers, attorneys, CPAs, organizers and other experts. I have all the resources and knowledge to simplify the transaction and eliminate the anxiety of selling your home.

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