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There is so much more to downsizing than just the physical act of decluttering your home. More often than not, it's the home you've lived in with loved ones for years, sometimes even decades, so there's even more reason to hold onto things and have sentimental feelings towards your belongings. Downsizing for seniors can reveal may emotions and challenges, so we've compiled some tips on how to take on this challenge.

 

Understand the reason for downsizing

Sometimes, we don't evaluate and understand the reason why we need downsizing. Are there specific pros and cons to this in your specific situation? Do you have a list of items that you know you’d like to keep? It’s always great to have a game plan set in place, even if it’s just the basics. We suggest reviewing all the major things you know you’ll need in your new home like furniture, household appliances, and your everyday items like clothes. From there, you can sort through secondary items like books, wall decorations, and photos.  

Get help from family and friends

Downsizing is a huge task, and it’s hard to do it all alone. That’s why we suggest asking for help from family and friends. Telling them about your plan and keeping open communication can help to create a seamless downsizing experience.  

Use a sorting system when decluttering

It’s hard to not consider specific belongings meaningful and important. Maybe it’s a piece of art or a handwritten card that you can’t seem to part with, or maybe it’s an item of clothing that you wore on your wedding day, or to a graduation ceremony. Different belongings will have a different meaning to everyone, so there’s no right or wrong way to create a decluttering system. We suggest assessing your belongings before you start your decluttering process. This will give you the chance to make notes on which items you know you’ll 100% want to get rid of and which you’ll want to keep. After this preliminary assessment of your belongings, you can start sorting through what you’ll keep, donate and sell.  

Most importantly, take some time to reminisce!

As we’re sure you know downsizing is a long and emotional task, so why not take some time to reminisce and remember all those fond memories? When you’re sorting through years and years of belongings, a rush of memories can be brought back, both good and bad. Having a chance to reflect on your past means having a chance to understand situations from a different point of view with a fresh set of eyes. Looking for the right place to downsize to? Malloway Village offers a variety of beautiful two-bedroom and den floorplans that work for a variety of families and individuals. We’re currently offering private home viewings and virtual tours of our two show homes. You can read all about our show homes here. [post_title] => Downsizing the Right Way: Tips and tricks for an easy transition into your new home! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => downsizing-the-right-way-tips-and-tricks-for-an-easy-transition-into-your-new-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-10 08:37:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-10 15:37:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8521 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [queried_object_id] => 8521 [request] => SELECT wp_d41ommd57i_posts.* FROM wp_d41ommd57i_posts WHERE 1=1 AND wp_d41ommd57i_posts.post_name = 'downsizing-the-right-way-tips-and-tricks-for-an-easy-transition-into-your-new-home' AND wp_d41ommd57i_posts.post_type = 'post' ORDER BY wp_d41ommd57i_posts.post_date DESC [posts] => Array ( [0] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8521 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-06-10 08:36:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-06-10 15:36:14 [post_content] => Downsizing is daunting. First, there's the general clutter, things you thought you'd maybe use but never did. Then, there are the everyday items, like your bed, dressers, couches, and TV systems. And then finally, there are the sentimental items. Your kid's school projects, past birthday gifts, photos, cards, you know, all the stuff that you want to keep but don't know where it should go. There is so much more to downsizing than just the physical act of decluttering your home. More often than not, it's the home you've lived in with loved ones for years, sometimes even decades, so there's even more reason to hold onto things and have sentimental feelings towards your belongings. Downsizing for seniors can reveal may emotions and challenges, so we've compiled some tips on how to take on this challenge.  

Understand the reason for downsizing

Sometimes, we don't evaluate and understand the reason why we need downsizing. Are there specific pros and cons to this in your specific situation? Do you have a list of items that you know you’d like to keep? It’s always great to have a game plan set in place, even if it’s just the basics. We suggest reviewing all the major things you know you’ll need in your new home like furniture, household appliances, and your everyday items like clothes. From there, you can sort through secondary items like books, wall decorations, and photos.  

Get help from family and friends

Downsizing is a huge task, and it’s hard to do it all alone. That’s why we suggest asking for help from family and friends. Telling them about your plan and keeping open communication can help to create a seamless downsizing experience.  

Use a sorting system when decluttering

It’s hard to not consider specific belongings meaningful and important. Maybe it’s a piece of art or a handwritten card that you can’t seem to part with, or maybe it’s an item of clothing that you wore on your wedding day, or to a graduation ceremony. Different belongings will have a different meaning to everyone, so there’s no right or wrong way to create a decluttering system. We suggest assessing your belongings before you start your decluttering process. This will give you the chance to make notes on which items you know you’ll 100% want to get rid of and which you’ll want to keep. After this preliminary assessment of your belongings, you can start sorting through what you’ll keep, donate and sell.  

Most importantly, take some time to reminisce!

As we’re sure you know downsizing is a long and emotional task, so why not take some time to reminisce and remember all those fond memories? When you’re sorting through years and years of belongings, a rush of memories can be brought back, both good and bad. Having a chance to reflect on your past means having a chance to understand situations from a different point of view with a fresh set of eyes. Looking for the right place to downsize to? Malloway Village offers a variety of beautiful two-bedroom and den floorplans that work for a variety of families and individuals. We’re currently offering private home viewings and virtual tours of our two show homes. You can read all about our show homes here. [post_title] => Downsizing the Right Way: Tips and tricks for an easy transition into your new home! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => downsizing-the-right-way-tips-and-tricks-for-an-easy-transition-into-your-new-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-10 08:37:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-10 15:37:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8521 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 1 [current_post] => 0 [in_the_loop] => 1 [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8521 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2020-06-10 08:36:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-06-10 15:36:14 [post_content] => Downsizing is daunting. First, there's the general clutter, things you thought you'd maybe use but never did. Then, there are the everyday items, like your bed, dressers, couches, and TV systems. And then finally, there are the sentimental items. Your kid's school projects, past birthday gifts, photos, cards, you know, all the stuff that you want to keep but don't know where it should go. There is so much more to downsizing than just the physical act of decluttering your home. More often than not, it's the home you've lived in with loved ones for years, sometimes even decades, so there's even more reason to hold onto things and have sentimental feelings towards your belongings. Downsizing for seniors can reveal may emotions and challenges, so we've compiled some tips on how to take on this challenge.  

Understand the reason for downsizing

Sometimes, we don't evaluate and understand the reason why we need downsizing. Are there specific pros and cons to this in your specific situation? Do you have a list of items that you know you’d like to keep? It’s always great to have a game plan set in place, even if it’s just the basics. We suggest reviewing all the major things you know you’ll need in your new home like furniture, household appliances, and your everyday items like clothes. From there, you can sort through secondary items like books, wall decorations, and photos.  

Get help from family and friends

Downsizing is a huge task, and it’s hard to do it all alone. That’s why we suggest asking for help from family and friends. Telling them about your plan and keeping open communication can help to create a seamless downsizing experience.  

Use a sorting system when decluttering

It’s hard to not consider specific belongings meaningful and important. Maybe it’s a piece of art or a handwritten card that you can’t seem to part with, or maybe it’s an item of clothing that you wore on your wedding day, or to a graduation ceremony. Different belongings will have a different meaning to everyone, so there’s no right or wrong way to create a decluttering system. We suggest assessing your belongings before you start your decluttering process. This will give you the chance to make notes on which items you know you’ll 100% want to get rid of and which you’ll want to keep. After this preliminary assessment of your belongings, you can start sorting through what you’ll keep, donate and sell.  

Most importantly, take some time to reminisce!

As we’re sure you know downsizing is a long and emotional task, so why not take some time to reminisce and remember all those fond memories? When you’re sorting through years and years of belongings, a rush of memories can be brought back, both good and bad. Having a chance to reflect on your past means having a chance to understand situations from a different point of view with a fresh set of eyes. Looking for the right place to downsize to? Malloway Village offers a variety of beautiful two-bedroom and den floorplans that work for a variety of families and individuals. We’re currently offering private home viewings and virtual tours of our two show homes. You can read all about our show homes here. [post_title] => Downsizing the Right Way: Tips and tricks for an easy transition into your new home! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => downsizing-the-right-way-tips-and-tricks-for-an-easy-transition-into-your-new-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-10 08:37:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-10 15:37:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mallowayvillage.ca/?p=8521 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 1 [max_num_pages] => 0 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => 1 [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => 1 [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 5401feae6bbe40edfe4cf5f8d7259387 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )
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Downsizing the Right Way: Tips and tricks for an easy transition into your new home!

Downsizing is daunting. First, there’s the general clutter, things you thought you’d maybe use but never did. Then, there are the everyday items, like your bed, dressers, couches, and TV systems. And then finally, there are the sentimental items. Your kid’s school projects, past birthday gifts, photos, cards, you know, all the stuff that you want to keep but don’t know where it should go.

There is so much more to downsizing than just the physical act of decluttering your home. More often than not, it’s the home you’ve lived in with loved ones for years, sometimes even decades, so there’s even more reason to hold onto things and have sentimental feelings towards your belongings. Downsizing for seniors can reveal may emotions and challenges, so we’ve compiled some tips on how to take on this challenge.

 

Understand the reason for downsizing

Sometimes, we don’t evaluate and understand the reason why we need downsizing. Are there specific pros and cons to this in your specific situation? Do you have a list of items that you know you’d like to keep? It’s always great to have a game plan set in place, even if it’s just the basics. We suggest reviewing all the major things you know you’ll need in your new home like furniture, household appliances, and your everyday items like clothes. From there, you can sort through secondary items like books, wall decorations, and photos.

 

Get help from family and friends

Downsizing is a huge task, and it’s hard to do it all alone. That’s why we suggest asking for help from family and friends. Telling them about your plan and keeping open communication can help to create a seamless downsizing experience.

 

Use a sorting system when decluttering

It’s hard to not consider specific belongings meaningful and important. Maybe it’s a piece of art or a handwritten card that you can’t seem to part with, or maybe it’s an item of clothing that you wore on your wedding day, or to a graduation ceremony. Different belongings will have a different meaning to everyone, so there’s no right or wrong way to create a decluttering system.

We suggest assessing your belongings before you start your decluttering process. This will give you the chance to make notes on which items you know you’ll 100% want to get rid of and which you’ll want to keep. After this preliminary assessment of your belongings, you can start sorting through what you’ll keep, donate and sell.

 

Most importantly, take some time to reminisce!

As we’re sure you know downsizing is a long and emotional task, so why not take some time to reminisce and remember all those fond memories? When you’re sorting through years and years of belongings, a rush of memories can be brought back, both good and bad. Having a chance to reflect on your past means having a chance to understand situations from a different point of view with a fresh set of eyes.

Looking for the right place to downsize to? Malloway Village offers a variety of beautiful two-bedroom and den floorplans that work for a variety of families and individuals. We’re currently offering private home viewings and virtual tours of our two show homes. You can read all about our show homes here.