Most people look for an excuse to buy a bigger home. But if your children have left the nest, downsizing might make sense. Unfortunately, moving to a smaller home can present certain challenges. You’ll probably deal with a smaller square footage and limited storage space. Nonetheless, you can make downsizing work.
- Donate to your local charity. If you have extra couches, tables and bedroom sets, your local charity will gladly accept these items. Many organizations will pick up items from your home. Plus, you can write-off your donations.
- Make cash from your belongings. Maybe you have a few antiques and other quality items. Place an ad online and have a yard sale. This is an excellent way to find a home for your belongings, and you can make a few bucks on the side.
- Pack them away – for now. If you can’t bring yourself to part with your belongings, don’t. Storage unit rentals are relatively cheap. You can keep your belongings close, just not in your home.
Regardless of what you decide to do with your belongings when downsizing, Dallas movers can help with your move. Contact a professional moving company today to learn your options and request a free quote.
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