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Are You Preparing to Downsize into a Smaller Apartment? Follow This Advice.

Are You Preparing to Downsize into a Smaller Apartment? Follow This Advice.

Are You Preparing to Downsize into a Smaller Apartment?  Follow This Advice.

Are you looking into moving into a smaller home to live a more minimal lifestyle?  Have you recently sent kids off to college or been through a difficult divorce?  When you no longer need the space, you may be considering downsizing.  If you are looking to downsize, living in our apartments in Gainesville, FL is a great way to enjoy all the luxuries of a smaller home with little maintenance.  This will give you a well-deserved break from caring for a lawn, paying an expensive mortgage, and keeping up with household repairs.  There are a few steps to take when you are preparing to downsize your home.

Organize Everything into Categories

When you are preparing to move, you should organize everything into boxes or bins.  Start with stuff that you will be taking to your apartment.  These should only be items that you will need or that you want to keep.  Also, make a basket that is designated for items that you can try to sell secondhand.  The next bin should contain items that are good for donating.  Finally, you'll also want a bin designated for garbage for dirty items that cannot be repurposed.

Host a Yard Sale

Before you move, you should host a yard sale to sell any furniture, large items, or items you no longer need.  Advertise for your yard sale so that you can draw a large crowd that is interested in secondhand items.  This will help you make some money and get rid of stuff that you no longer have room for or no longer need once you move.

Donate Items You No Longer Need

Once you have realized all the items that you no longer need or want, you can donate them.  Take them to a local shelter to help individuals in need, or take them to a thrift shop so they can make money for charities.  When you donate items you no longer need, someone else will be able to benefit from them.  It's truly a great way to help others and prevent additional waste.

Pack Only What You Need

When you downsize, you will want to take only the essentials.  After you've taken the time to organize everything in your current home, you will be able to see what you truly need to survive.  These will be household basics, like kitchenware and clothing.  You will also want to make sure to bring any sentimental items that add personal touches to your new place as well.

These are a few steps that you'll want to take when you are preparing to downsize into a smaller home or apartment.  Our apartments in Gainesville, FL are perfect places to call your next home.  Our close proximity to colleges, like the University of Florida, may even get you closer to children that you sent off to school.  Contact us to hear about our available apartments today.

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