Use the 4-Piles Plan for Easy Downsizing


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Mar 14, 2023


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Downsizing and clearing out a home when you’re getting ready to move is a big job, especially if you’ve lived in your home for any length of time. In this blog, we want to share some of WayForth’s professional tips and methods for sorting and managing your possessions. We often use the Four-Pile Sort Method to work quickly and effectively. 

Your 4-Piles 

  1. Keep -- This is the place to put anything you want to go with you in your move as well as pieces that may be designated for a friend or family member. If someone is taking something, make sure to set a time and date for them to claim their item.
  2. Sell -- This is the section for items that you know you want to sell. This can be through a garage or yard sale, on the Internet or even through an auction house. 
  3. Donate -- Often people will want to donate items instead of throwing them away. Be realistic with these types of items. If a piece is broken, stained or damaged, the charity organization will just end up throwing it away. 
  4. Trash -- Even the smallest homes can generate a lot of trash during downsizing. Make sure that you have a plan for trash, whether it’s taking a load to your local dump or renting a commercial dumpster that will be picked up at a later date

Read more about the 4-pile method here.

If you or a loved one is downsizing to move to a new home, WayForth can help with our comprehensive moving solutions. They include downsizing, clear-out, storage and moving. For more information, contact our moving professionals today at 817-697-4478 or visit our website to learn more.

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