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October 19, 2017

Easy Steps for Downsizing Your House in Little Rock


Don’t let the “D” word frighten you! Yes, we are talking about Downsizing. When you are rationalizing moving in Little Rock, thoughts will come up about how many of your possessions you actually need. Inevitably, you will commence thinking about some things you need to get rid of. You may ask oneself how to do it. You may contemplate who will want the things you want to relinquish. You might question if you will feel remorse about getting rid of some of your belongings.

How to decide what to discard:

There are many considerations that you can go through when deciding what to discard. You should give careful thought to when you last needed the item. If it has not been out of the closed in a decade, it is probably not something that you need to hang on to. Contemplate if the item is still useful to you. If it is an article of clothing like a sweater, try it on. If it does not fit, place it into the discard pile.

One critical item to bypass is delaying decisions. Frequently, this will lead to you keeping more things than you would have. Go with your first thought and decide promptly if you need to keep the item. If there are memories attached to items it can be emotional to give them away, but the memories will persist even after the item has found a new home.

How to deal with your discard pile in Little Rock:

  • Garage Sale: This might take some work but should also get you more back than you would with other methods. The steps to having a fruitful garage sale is straightforward. To start with, review any city ordinances in Little Rock and homeowner association rules to make sure that you submit to them. Then, price your items a fair price, especially if you would just give them away free of cost otherwise. Next, advertise your sale. You need to have signs placed nearby that will guide shoppers to the sale. It may be fruitful to place advertisements online to guide more people to your sale. Finally, relax and enjoy making a little money while talking with your neighbors. Click the Garage Sale Sign below for a more detailed step-by-step guide to planning your garage sale in Little Rock. 

Garage Sale Infographic
  • Donate Items: When you just want to get rid of your gently used items, donating your items to a charity in Little Rock is a great way to do that. You will help a worthy cause. You will also benefit the next person who gets to use your item. It is a great, uncomplicated way to get rid of your stuff and keep it out of a landfill. Some organizations will even come and pick your donation up from your abode.
  • Think about family and friends: If you know anyone in your family who is just spreading their wings, asking if they need any items would be a grand thing to do Otherwise, just spread the word that you are downsizing and you might be surprised about what people request. It will give you joy to give someone something that they can use.
  • Consider a storage solution in Little Rock: There will be some things that you will not want to get rid of. If there is no room for them in your next destination, consider renting a storage unit. This will allow you extra room for those items that you need for everyday living. If a storage unit is not in the numbers, think about if any family or friends would be able to stow items in their basement, garage or barn for you.
  • Re-organize: Some items in your house might be stored more adequately. For instance, if you have many DVDs, you could take them out of their cases and place them into a DVD folder. This will keep the amount of space you are utilizing, while allowing you to keep more.

Downsizing your home to get ready for a move will take work. Think of all the time that it took to collect everything you own. Yet, once you have downsized successfully you will be pleased that you did it. You will be able to focus your organization efforts on the items you truly cherish and have a need for.  

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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