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October 19, 2017

Easy Steps for Downsizing Your House in Little Rock


Don’t let the “D” word frighten you! Yes, we are talking about Downsizing. When you are rationalizing moving in Little Rock, thoughts will come up about how many of your possessions you absolutely need. Admittedly, you will begin thinking about some stuff you need to get rid of. You may wonder how to do it. You might contemplate who will want the items you want to discard. You might mull over if you will feel remorse about getting rid of some of your possessions.

How to choose what to discard:

There are many considerations that you can go through when deciding what to discard. You should think about when you last used the item. If it has not been out of the closed in a decade, it is probably not something that you should hang on to. Think about if the item is still useful to you. If it is an article of clothing like a sweater, try it on. If it does not fit, put it into the discard pile.

One critical item to avoid is delaying decisions. Oftentimes, this will lead to you keeping more things than you should have. Go with your first thought and decide promptly if you should keep the item. If there are memories attached to items it can be difficult to give them away, but the memories will carry on even after the item has been rehomed.

How to divvy up your discard pile in Little Rock:

  • Garage Sale: This can take some exertion but should also get you more back than you would with other methods. The steps to throwing a fruitful garage sale is easy as pie. To start with, investigate any city ordinances in Little Rock and homeowner association rules to make sure that you follow them. Next, price your items a fair price, especially if you will just give them away for free otherwise. Next, advertise your sale. You need to have signs placed at nearby intersections that will lead shoppers to the sale. It may be beneficial to place advertisements online to guide more customers to your sale. Finally, sit back and enjoy making a little money while conversing with your neighbors. Click the Garage Sale Sign below for a more specific step-by-step guide to planning your garage sale in Little Rock. 

Garage Sale Infographic
  • Donate Items: When you just want to get rid of your things, donating your items to a charity in Little Rock is a great way to do that. You will benefit a worthwhile cause. You will also benefit the next person who gets to use your item. It is a great, simple way to get rid of your stuff and keep it out of a landfill. Some charities will even come and pick your donation up from your abode.
  • Think about family and friends: If you know anyone in your family who is just getting a household started, asking if they need any items would be a wonderful idea. Otherwise, just spread the word that you are downsizing and you will be surprised about what people request. It will give you joy to give someone something that they need.
  • Consider a storage solution in Little Rock: There will be some things that you will not want to get give away. If there is no room for them in your next living situation, consider renting a storage facility. This will allow you extra room for those items that you need for day-to-day living. If a storage unit is not in the budget, consider if any family or friends would be able to stow items in their basement, garage or barn for you.
  • Re-organize: Some things in your residence could be organized more effectively. For example, if you have many DVDs, you could take them out of their cases and put them into a DVD folder. This will keep the amount of space you are utilizing, while allowing you to keep more.

Downsizing your home to prepare for a move will take effort. Think of all the time that it took to gather everything you own. Nevertheless, once you have downsized successfully you will be overjoyed that you did it. You will be able to focus your energy on the things you truly cherish and have uses for.  

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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