Chaos Ahead!  

Step 2 Determined To Downsize  

 

Now that you have set your mind to accomplishing the (seemingly dirty deed) of downsizing, where do you start?  Be prepared to make your project area chaotic.  In order to reduce your clutter, downsize prized possessions and free up space, you need to be able to see what you have.

 

img decluttering1Whether you are determined to downsize your entire home as one project (my preference), or whether you choose smaller chunks such as a linen closet, a Bedroom, or the attic, the process is virtually the same. You can supplant your existing project area in to the following description of the entire home.  Time to prepare for organized chaos! Set up will have to be adjusted to make room for you to display your “attic finds”, or your “well organized, previously-loved-but-now squirrel away hobbies”.  Remember to review why you are doing this work, revisit your mindset (structured in step 1 of this series).  Think of the end result – of a new repurposed bedroom to a craft room, or a storage of everything and anything attic (aka who knows what is up there!) to a functional storage area that freed up other storage in your entrance closet for example, or other areas of your home. 

Ready for your personal Chaos? Follow Step 3 and Let the work begin! At times items will be sentimental, triggering happy and sad memories but that is OK!  Bask in the moment then make a decision (based on Step 3: search on our next post:   DYI Downsizing) and keep moving toward your ultimate goal.

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Home Suite Home Transitions Customer Review

Having Home Suite Home Transitions help us to downsize our home and business was the best decision we could have ever made. We had a very short time period to prepare and catalogue 2 large online auctions to sell many possessions. Patti worked tirelessly and was completely committed to making sure the process went as smoothly as possible for selling possessions.  Patti has a gift for being calm and seeing the bigger picture as to what needs to be done and in what time frame to accomplish it with satisfactory results.  She's honest about what to expect as her years of experience have taught her, she's so organized and just a wonderful gal to work with, as is Giselle, one of her dedicated staff. We literally could not have pulled off 2 successful auctions in the time frame that we had to work with and we would like to say thank you very much! The cost was more than reasonable and was quoted beforehand.
If you ever find yourself needing help with moving, decluttering or transitioning your senior loved ones, Patti and her company is most definitely the one to call.

Thanks Patti.....until the next time.
James & Denise Heard.