Simplify Your Downsize By Right-Sizing Your Mississauga Home
Tuesday Jul 25th, 2023
When homeowners decide to downsize, it can be an often overwhelming task. As we move on in life, our needs change, and as the years add up, so do our possessions. That’s where “right-sizing” comes in – it’s when you make your home fit your lifestyle instead of vice versa.
Here are five tips from a Lifestyle55+ Affiliate to consider when right-sizing your Mississauga home for an upcoming downsize:
1. Prioritize Your Possessions
Most of us have spent a lifetime accumulating and storing various possessions in our homes. Many of these items are sentimental and hold much personal value, while others are no longer useful and take up prime space. Before you start right-sizing, take stock of your possessions – decide what is very important to you and what you can let go of.
2. Pass It On
If you have unique heirlooms you want to pass on to family members, this is a great time. You’ll be able to ensure that the right people receive your gifts, and you’ll get to experience the joy of sharing your treasures with them.
3. Sell It
If you have enough possessions with above-average market value, an auctioneer can be arranged to host an estate sale. For everyday household items, online sale sites (like Kijiji or Facebook Marketplace) or a traditional garage sale are good ways to part with your belongings and make a few dollars.
4. Make a Donation
Community organizations, churches and charities often need household items. Many of these organizations will pick up donations from you or can make arrangements to have the items dropped off. Either way, it’s a great way to give back to those in need in your community and to make space in your new home.
5. Clear It Out
If you come across damaged, broken, unsafe or no longer valuable items, consider disposing or recycling these items through your local municipality or a junk removal service. This will provide you with a fresh, clean slate at your new home and avoid unnecessary moving costs of items that aren’t worth keeping.
Your Mississauga Lifestyle55+ Affiliate
If you or someone you love is considering downsizing, a Lifestyle55+ Affiliate (formerly an Accredited Senior Agent) is a valuable resource. We can assist by listening to your specific needs and connecting you with other industry professionals to make your transition as smooth as possible.
To learn more about what a Lifestyle55+ Affiliate can offer, contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative at Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage in Mississauga, Ontario.