The Do’s and Don’ts of Downsizing and Moving

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Bella Vita Senior Living - Christian Living Communities

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Jun 01, 2021

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President Abraham Lincoln said, Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. I share this same philosophy when advising my clients who are downsizing and moving time spent planning to downsize and move makes it all manageable.
Having a plan and timeline in place is important for any downsizing and move. Outlining what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by helps relieve stress and make the process less overwhelming.

Regarding dos and donts of downsizing and moving I recommends the following:
Do:

Keep the best and let go of the rest
Let family and friends know you are downsizing and you have items they can take
Think and stay positive be confident with your downsize decisions, dont second guess yourself
Do it when its your choice and you have a say where your possessions go
Enlist help (e.g. friends, family, church group or professional help) youre not in this alone
Star small- make a plan to go through 1 drawer a day

Dont:

Put it off for a rainy day otherwise it wont happen
Dont donate immediately what you think may not have value could pros can give you an overall assessment
Dont assume family will want everything or anything for that matter
Dont try to downsize in a rush or when you are in a crisis

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