Downsizing…Now What?

Professional Organizers in Canada – Guest Blog
Professional Organizing Strategies & Tips

Are you ready to downsize? Know someone who is? A well organized move can make the difference between chaos or a peaceful transition.

There are ways to plan for a stress-free move. Follow our Downsizing Checklist to start on the right path:

1. Start the discussion early: For some, the decision to move may not be a welcome idea. Plant the seed early to start discussing the benefits of downsizing.

2. Determine what isn’t moving: Next is the time to do some space planning and decide what you don’t want to move. Decisions can be made to sort into the following categories:
  • Pass to family/friends
  • Sell
  • Donate
  • Recycle
  • Waste
3. Contact a Realtor: Ask for referrals, find someone you enjoy working with!
4. Declutter and stage: Time to get the house ready for sale. Consider decluttering and staging if your home needs an update.
5. Book moving company: Make plans for truck rental, moving assistance, or hire a moving company.

6. Packing: Purchase packing supplies, enlist the help of family and friends, or hire a Professional Organizer to get the job done quickly.
7. Update address: Be sure to notify utility companies, services and personal contacts.

8. Moving day: Assign one person to be in charge of all questions of what is going where.

9. Unpacking: Make the transition as smooth as possible by unpacking right away.

If you are stuck or require assistance anywhere along the way, call a Professional Organizer – we are here to help!

Happy Organizing!

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