If you’re like many people, you’re looking for a home that’s smaller than the one you’re currently living in–and whether it’s because you have too much space, you need a lower mortgage payment, or you just want more simplicity in your life, you’re not alone.
So what should you do if you need to downsize your home?
Are You Downsizing to a Smaller Home?
Many people who downsize misjudge how much space their belongings require, so it’s a good idea to take a full inventory of the things you own (including things you plan to get rid of and plan to keep). Having a detailed inventory of all your belongings will help you identify the items you may not need when you move into a smaller home, and it will help you estimate your moving costs, as well.
In order to make the right choices when you’re downsizing, it’s a good idea to organize everything you have and go from there.
Some things to consider when you’re moving to a smaller home include:
- Your daily routine. You’re not going to need your snow blower if you’re moving to North Florida from the central or northern states, and if you’re moving into a condo, you may not be able to use your grill.
- Cost of moving items. Sometimes it makes more sense to sell something that’s expensive to move; then you can use the money to buy a new one once your move is complete.
- Practicality. If you don’t use something, or if it’s worn out or broken, it’s probably not practical to move it to your new home.
Are You Looking for a Smaller Home in North Florida?
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