When thinking about moving, buyers are usually making many decisions including budget, location, amenities, and whether they want to upsize or downsize. Often, downsizing to a smaller home is the best option for a variety of reasons. Whether your goal is to save money, get rid of extra space due to lifestyle changes, or just create a more manageable home to live in, Traton Homes has got you covered.
No matter what your reason, we have several tips, tricks and ideas to help you as you transition to life in a smaller home:
The first thing you should do when getting ready to downsize is take an inventory of everything you own. Separate the items into must-haves and what you can live without. Once you have a compressed list of necessities that must come with you in the move, you’ll have a better idea of how much space is available for some of the nonessential belongings. Also take this time to get rid of any duplicates you may have. Sometimes, things pile up and you might not even know you have more than one of the same item.
When getting rid of household items during a downsize, fight the urge to take them straight to the dumpster. One option is to host a yard sale. Put up a few signs around the neighborhood and post an update on social media to let everyone know about the sale. You can also take advantage of different Facebook groups in the community that advertise for yard sales.
Another easy way to sell furniture, clothes, kitchen accessories, decorations and other knick-knacks is to use different selling apps. Poshmark, Let Go, eBay and Facebook Marketplace all allow for easy buying and selling. Just snap a few pics of the items you’re trying to sell, write a short description, set a starting price and wait! Online selling has never been easier.
Downsizing is a process and can be quite intimidating at first. However, the benefits are great in the long run! At Traton Homes, we offer a number of floor plans and communities that are ideal for downsizers, including single-level living plans and luxury townhomes. Despite the smaller footprint of these homes, you’ll never have to sacrifice comfort with our open plans and luxurious features.
For help on finding the perfect home to downsize to, visit www.TratonHomes.com or call 770-427-9064.