Step 1 - Decisions
The first step when downsizing is deciding how much smaller you want to go. For example, some retirees who have grandchildren or young family members want to make sure their new, smaller home, still has a spare bedroom for any visitors to stay in. You need to know how much space you want or need.
Step 2 - Declutter
Decluttering! There’s no way you can fit all your furniture from a larger home into a smaller one. The decluttering process can be something you do throughout your downsizing journey—you don’t need to get rid of all your furniture as soon as you decide to downsize—but it’s still important to do. If you have family nearby, this is a great activity to do together since they might be interested in taking some of your old furniture that you won’t be taking to your new home.
Step 3 - Location
Next, you need to consider the location. Location is key, are you looking to stay close by to the people who matter to you most? Are there certain amenities you need within walking distance? Are you moving to a new area like Tuncurry or Forster for a lifestyle choice? These are all questions you need to ask yourself when thinking about downsizing
Finally, you need to choose your new home, which can be the hardest part. To make things easier, you can reach out and let us know what you’re looking for so that we can help you on your downsizing journey.