Downsizing by Design

Home Downsizing Made Easy

For - Empty Nesters/Baby Boomers/Seniors

“WHERE DO I START?”

You’ve made the decision to move to a smaller more manageable space to suit your lifestyle…..that was easy. Now, where do you start? DOWNSIZING by DESIGN can help by providing a detailed plan tailored to your needs. We can help you execute the plan by providing as much or as little support as you require.

HERE’S HOW….

SETTING REASONABLE GOALS

Having made the decision to downsize, you may already be thinking of the process of sorting through all of your possessions. Even if this is not the case, DOWNSIZING by DESIGN can help get you started. DOWNSIZING by DESIGN recommends approaching one area of your home at a time and encourages setting of a reasonable timetable. DOWNSIZING by DESIGN can provide a ‘road map’ tailored to your specific needs. We can provide the necessary materials and manpower to make it happen. We will provide support and encouragement to keep the project on track.

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IDENTIFYING THOSE ‘MUST KEEP’ ITEMS

Whether it’s a family heirloom, a precious piece of art or family photos, we all have possessions from which we cannot part. Step #1 is to clearly identify those pieces. Step #2 is to identify furnishings, decorative pieces etc which will ‘work’ in your new home. Remember, you are downsizing so some of your possessions may not fit in your new space. Sometimes, creating a floor plan which incorporates the placement of your furniture can be useful. DOWNSIZING by DESIGN can help with this.

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS

We all have possessions that mean something to us or that we know could be of use to family or friends. Offering these items to those you love is a wonderful way to acknowledge the people closest to you. If those you love do not share your taste or sentiment, DOWNSIZING by DESIGN can help find suitable homes for these items.

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SELLING YOUR PIECES OF VALUE

Identifying interested buyers is the first step. Sometimes it is difficult to determine value in an ever changing market. Nevertheless, DOWNSIZING by DESIGN can reduce the time and effort in selling these items at fair market value.

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DONATING USEFUL ITEMS

Donating items to the less fortunate individuals in our community is a wonderful way of ‘giving back’. Whether it’s household goods like pots and pans or bedding, books, records, furniture or clothing, DOWNSIZING by DESIGN has established contacts throughout the city who would be grateful to receive your donation.

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GREEN DISPOSAL OF ITEMS OF NO USE OR VALUE

What’s left?? All of those things that no longer serve any useful purpose. DOWNSIZING by DESIGN will help with removal of these items for curbside pickup or hire a ‘green’ disposal company to remove larger volumes. Our ‘green’ company ensures that nothing of value goes to landfill.

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THE RIGHT REALTOR FOR YOU

Finding the right realtor to represent you and to act in your best interest is not always easy. DOWNSIZING by DESIGN, has developed relationships with many reputable, highly trusted real estate agents in our community and would be happy to provide a list from which to choose.

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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR THE MARKET

Today’s buyers are looking for ‘move in ready’ conditions. Finding the contractors required to prepare your home for the market, can be challenging. Whether you need to update lighting fixtures, fix that leaky toilet or paint, DOWNSIZING by DESIGN has working relationships with many contractors. Because of these relationships, we are able to obtain quotes quickly for your consideration and often have the work completed in record time.

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THE MOVE

Whether you require a small local mover or a large van line, DOWNSIZING by DESIGN can help select the right mover for the job. We will be onsite to manage the move from start to finish.

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