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October 19, 2017

Easy Steps for Downsizing Your House in Dallas


Don’t let the “D” word scare you! Yes, we are referring to Downsizing. When you are contemplating moving in Dallas, thoughts oftentimes come up about how much of your property you really need. Inevitably, you will begin considering some things you should get rid of. You may wonder how to do it. You may deliberate who will want the stuff you want to rid yourself of. You might wonder if you will regret getting rid of some of your belongings.

How to choose what to discard:

There are lots of considerations that you can go through when determining what to discard. You should give careful thought to when you last used the item. If it has not seen the light of day in ten years, it is probably not something that you need to hang on to. Think about if the item is still useful to you. If it is a piece of clothing like a jacket, try it on. If it doesn’t, put it into the discard pile.

One critical item to refrain from is procrastinating about making decisions. Frequently, this will lead to you hanging on to more things than you should have. Go with your first instinct and decide expeditiously if you need to keep the item. When there are memories attached to items it can be difficult to give them away, but the memories will persist even after the item has been rehomed.

How to divvy up your discard pile in Dallas:

  • Garage Sale: This will take some effort but will also get you more back than you would with other methods. The steps to having a fruitful garage sale is simple. First, check for any city ordinances in Dallas and homeowner association rules to make sure that you abide by them. Next, price your items a fair price, especially if you would just give them away for free otherwise. Next, announce your sale. You need to have signs situated at nearby intersections that will lead patrons to your location. It may be advantageous to set up advertisements online to get more customers to your sale. Finally, sit back and enjoy making a little money while talking with your neighbors. Click the Garage Sale Sign below for a more precise step-by-step guide to planning your garage sale in Dallas. 

Garage Sale Infographic
  • Donate Items: When you just want to get rid of your gently used items, donating your items to a charity in Dallas is a great way to do that. You will benefit a worthwhile cause. You will also benefit the next person who gets to use your item. It is a great, painless way to get rid of your stuff and keep it out of a landfill. Some charities will even come and pick your donation up from your home.
  • Think about family and friends: If you know anyone in your family who is just getting a household started, asking if they need any items would be a wonderful thing to do Otherwise, just spread the word that you are downsizing and you will be surprised about what people request. It will give you great happiness to give someone something that they need.
  • Consider a storage solution in Dallas: There will be some things that you will not want to get rid of. If there is no room for them in your next location, consider renting a storage facility. This will allow you extra room for those items that you need for day-to-day living. If a storage unit is not in the numbers, think about if any family or friends would be willing to keep items in their basement, garage or barn for you.
  • Re-organize: Some items in your residence could be grouped more adequately. For example, if you have many DVDs, you could take them out of their cases and put them into a DVD folder. This will keep the amount of space you are using down, while allowing you to keep more.

Downsizing your home to prepare for a move will take effort. Think of all the time that it took to compile everything you own. Yet, once you have downsized successfully you will be pleased that you did it. You will be able to focus your time on the things you truly care about and have uses for.  

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