Tips For Downsizing

Tips For Downsizing From Our Toronto Homes

 Start with rooms you use the least, start with the big stuff, figure out the furniture before the knick knacks.
Moving from the family home and how to get going.
Create a sorting system, use stickers and piles, what stays, what goes…BE RUTHLESS…
Keep a family history of items with special memories, they will be shared for generations
Block times, two hours or so at a time and stay FOCUSED..
Don’t rush, give yourself plenty of time with sifting and sorting process. Take time to laugh shed a tear and remember…its very important.

Now What to do with the stuff

 Keep what you treasure and and set aside what you really cant let go of..
Bequeath items now..
 Get rid of what you no longer need, perhaps a garage sale, or donate to a charity.
Have your children remove THEIRs’ now, it’s time they took responsibility for their things…

Dividing your things peacefully

 Figure out a system that your family can all agree on. Making sure each member gets something special.
 Encourage family members to negotiate amongst themselves….
WE didn’t say this would be easy, however you will relieve your family of having to do it!

REMEMBER THE GOAL IS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

Peg & Marion – Our Toronto Homes are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We have some shortcuts for you.

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