You may be thinking about downsizing your home someday. Or you may have realized that day is now – perhaps for health reasons, or to move closer to loved ones, or to simplify your lifestyle. When it’s time, you can count on Order & Bliss.
Downsizing can be physically and emotionally demanding. Letting go of a home where you lived for decades might even feel like a loss. In times of transition, it’s natural to feel anxious, especially if circumstances beyond your control are leading you to downsize. You don’t want to get lost in the million details and decisions when you have a full home to sort through or be left feeling frustrated and overwhelmed after months of trying to start.
Instead, when you work with me, I will help you learn how to move forward by taking only what matters most to you. Your home is full of memories, and you can count on me to compassionately guide you through the complete process of gathering, sorting, purging, and organizing.
I will facilitate the decision-making process about possessions and make it easier to let go of what isn’t serving you anymore. The result will be a house that’s staged for sale and ready to be listed.
My full home downsizing services will help you with this important life transition by:
Managing the full project
Supporting your decision-making process
Purging and organizing your documents to create an easy filing system
Providing energetic, hands-on organization
Managing home renovations and contractors
Coordinating and managing donations and junk removal
Moving preparation and packing
Home staging for selling
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1. You want to capitalize on the real estate market (and your existing home).
If your home has increased in value, you might earn more through its sale than you expect. Also, if you have a significant amount of equity, or if you own your home outright, you can use it to help fund your next home. A smaller home will mean a lighter financial load for you.
2. More than one room in your house is collecting dust.
If you have spare bedrooms or common rooms that haven't been used for months (or years!), it might be time to downsize. These rooms cost money in the form of property taxes, maintenance, and utility bills.
3. Retirement is here or near.
Make the best use of your retirement savings by cutting back on your mortgage payment. Keep in mind that it’s easier to get approved for a mortgage while you’re still fully employed. Why? Your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) may be much higher and potentially unfavorable to a lender if you’re without a steady paycheck. Planning to downsize BEFORE retirement could be a very smart financial move.
4. Maintaining your home is getting overwhelming.
You know how challenging it is to care for a large home: the constant maintenance (both interior and exterior), the cleaning, and the costs. In fact, 51% of retirees who downsized cite freedom from the financial and maintenance burdens of a larger home as one of the top reasons to downsize, according to a Merrill Lynch report Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices.
5. You want to enjoy your grandkids.
Moving closer to family is one of the top reasons retirees downsize.