Downsizing a home can be overwhelming but essential when moving. Depending on your circumstances, taking steps to reduce the amount of things you have will make an impact on the cost and effort involved. It you are downsizing yourself, you want to make the time to weed through your things and think about a strategy to get rid of your unwanted items based on the amount of time you have. If you have considerable time, you may consider listing some of your things for sale on Craig’s list or local online paper classifieds. If you have the time and energy you may consider having a yard or garage sale. If you do not have the time, be honest with yourself and donate them to a charity of your choice.
Keep in mind that if you do hold a sale, the most important thing to do once it is over is to take your things that did not sell and put them in your car. Take them to the donation center immediately. Make the effort to avoid bringing these unwanted things in your house when you are done. Chances are with all of your other to do items, you will not get the additional time to address the rest of your things. Therefore, you do not want to pay to move things that you do not need or want and you will have enough to do in you new place with unpacking. So, once you are done just donate them. It will make it easier on you in the long run.