Downsizing has been on my mind a lot lately and that’s probably because I’m past midlife and have accumulated way too much stuff.
Wayyy too much stuff. So when Pivotal Home Solutions sent me this infograpic on how best to downsize, it resonated.
Having watched friends do this, it’s clear there is a right way and, well, a less right way to downsize, and the image below pretty much sums up their experiences. Especially the “get everyone on the same page” point.
At this age, cutting life clutter would be a major benefit. Less time and energy maintaining is always a good thing. And who doesn’t like to save money?
The benefits of downsizing are many, and you can see the key points below. And you probably have a few tips and tricks of your own, not to mention stories of downsizing done well (and gone wrong!)—which I’d love you to share in the Comments.
Oh, and BTW, be sure to get a home warranty. I can’t believe people don’t do this–it’s saved us thousands of dollars in recent years. Literally. Water heater, refrigerator, plumbing and HVAC. And it’s saved me maybe $15,000 over my adult life. It’s top of mind for me as I write this today because we just called our home warranty company to come look at our AC, which is acting up.
Provided by Pivotal Home Solutions