Downsizing? Think about Uncluttering Your Life! – Kitchener Waterloo Homes for Sale

Uncluttering your Life!

Are you thinking of downsizing to a condo but stuck on what to do with all that extra stuff?   Well you’re not alone.  The downsizing population has enjoyed living in their large spacious homes that offer plenty of storage options.  Over the years we can certainly collect a lot of things that don’t serve any purpose today.  The biggest step for most of us is to be able to emotionally detach ourselves from our collection!

When moving to a condo you know that you will be able to live a lifestyle of freedom from all that hard outdoor work.  So with that in mind you can easily step into your garage to target those snow shovels, snow blower, lawnmower, and collection of tools and trinkets that are adorning the shelves.  Imagine the relief of purging all that extra stuff by donating or selling all the unneeded items.

Next is your basement, I am sure it has seen its collection of boxes and totes filled with different items that more than likely only serve as a reminder that you need to dust again.

Do we really need that second set of living room furniture?  The extra end tables or set of 6 chairs from the old kitchen set?  Let it go… it will be happy that it’s in a new home where it will be loved and used. The great feeling of donating to the less fortunate is another gratifying feeling of downsizing.

Have a garage sale, stop by the donation centres or pass it down to your children.

The magazine Style at Home offers 10 great tips for downsizing. Here are the Top5

  1. 1.     Write a list of all the items you love and can’t live without

  2. 2.     Start thinning out your belongings at least three months before the move.

  3. 3.      Get a feel for the size of your new rooms by comparing them to rooms of similar dimensions in your present home.

  4. 4.      Heavily edit areas with items that don’t have as much sentimental value.

  5. 5.      Don’t throw anything in the garbage. Recycle, reuse,


So whether you are just thinking of downsizing or have already purchased that condo and getting ready for the upcoming move, hopefully these tips will save you time and stress!

Visit the link to view the complete list.


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