The Home Mover's Guide to Downsizing

Posted by Shawn Clayton on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 10:49am.

Home Buyer's Guide to DownsizingDownsizing can be a challenge; if the time arises for homeowners to prefer a smaller home to accommodate big changes in their lives, there is a lot to consider. In addition to being time consuming and labor-intensive, downsizing also means letting go of old possessions, which can be stressful. Home buyers who are looking to move into a smaller home in Manasquan, NJ or surrounding areas must work hard to fit into a smaller house. These tips can help buyers who are on the hunt for that perfect, cozy oceanfront home.

Get An Early Start

Downsizing takes time, and selling a larger home to move to a smaller house requires more stuff that needs to be eliminated. People who are downsizing their home usually find many creative ways to get rid of their possessions. Some will hold a garage sale, others will give away their items to charities or consignment shops. Others still will rent a dumpster and just start throwing things away. Many will do a combination of all of these things.

Sorting through possessions and deciding how to get rid of them takes a lot of effort and quite a lot of time. Those who get an early start will find the process more manageable and less stressful. This can be done months or years before moving. Home buyers who set aside time each week to go through their possessions often find that they are ready to move when the time comes.

Clean Out the Closets and Storage Spaces

Cleaning out closets and storage spaces is one of the most important parts of downsizing a home. Often closets and storage spaces are full to the brim with old items that are no longer needed and have not been looked at in years. Going through these items and throwing away everything that has not been used or looked at in more than a few years can help make the downsizing process easier.

Buy Modular Storage

Modular storage can be customized to the space being organized, so a homeowner can buy as much or as little modular storage as is needed to keep the house organized. Modular storage is also designed in such a way that as the homeowner accumulates more stuff, modular storage can be modified to meet the homeowner's updated needs.

Work With a Professional Organizer

A professional organizer is someone who is trained and experienced in helping homeowners get their Ship Bottom house organized.A professional organizer can help homeowners reduce their possessions and organize what is left.

Work With Your Real Estate Professional

Working with a real estate professional can make downsizing easier, especially during the escrow process.Your real estate professional can help you gain access to the home when it's time to take measurements for modular storage and other storage solutions. Your real estate professional can negotiate with the home seller to ensure that you're able to gain access to the house as needed. To get started with the home buying process, contact a reputable real estate agent today.

Shawn Clayton, Owner/Broker, REALTORĀ®

Jersey Shores Luxury Home Expert

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