Have you recently made the decision to move into a smaller home or living space? Whether you’re getting older or just want to live a more minimal lifestyle, the benefits of downsizing can be great. That said, downsizing also requires you to make tough decisions.
In an apartment or condo, there’s much less storage space, meaning you have to be mindful of what you keep and what you get rid of. Some people have no problem parting with sentimental objects, others struggle mightily. If you find yourself going back-and-forth on pieces of furniture, clothing, jewelry, or collectibles, make three separate piles:
To avoid becoming overwhelmed, sort through one room at a time. For example, instead of emptying all of the closets in your house, commit to packing your entire bedroom. As you pack, organize items into the piles mentioned above.
Some things like family photos and medical records are no-brainers and can be packed right away. Eventually, you’ll be tasked with making more difficult decisions. Be honest with yourself during the entire process. If you haven’t worn those boots in more than three years, you probably won’t wear them anytime soon.
Repeat this process room-by-room. It won’t be easy, but if you stay focused, you’re sure to be amazed by how many items you’re able to excise from your life. For valuables like jewelry, gold bullion, precious metals, collectible stamps or coins, stop in and see us here at Hawaii Gold Buyers Exchange. Not only can we take these items off of your hands, but we’ll also write you a check based on the day’s spot prices.