Do you have a downsizing plan for your house in Sacramento? Lifestyles change and along with them, what your perfect home in Sacramento looks like. Even if you’re going smaller — finding a new place is still stressful. Going through a lifetime of memories and belongings can be emotionally taxing and take some time. We have broken it down into easy-to-manage steps to help make the process easier for you! Read on to learn more about our four-step downsizing plan for Sacramento homeowners
Step 1: Sorting
The first step in our downsizing plan for Sacramento homeowners is to sort your belongings, keeping in mind the limits on space in a smaller home. You can begin by sorting items such as clothing and kitchen or household supplies by the amount of time that has passed since it was last used. If you haven’t used a toaster oven in a year, do you really need it? The same rule is great for clothes. As for decorative items and furniture, consider functionality and sentimentality. What can you fit in your new home that also has some meaning? The rest may have to go.
Step 2: Selling
Now that you’ve created a pile of belongings that have to go, you’re ready to sell the valuable items you don’t want to simply give away. The internet provides avenues to sell larger pieces like furniture locally (think Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist). For more special items, look for sites that specialize in collectibles or call your local antique/consignment store. Then there’s the trusty yard sale. Once you sell what you can, you have a better picture of what needs to be donated to charity or a friend.
Step 3: Donating
For many homeowners, giving their items to charity is the easiest way to get ready for downsizing. And realistically it needs to be a part of any downsizing plan for Sacramento homeowners. You won’t be able sell everything you’re not keeping. Often, charitable organizations will come to your home and pick up the items you are donating, making the process easier for donors. Depending on the value of your donation, you may want to consider consulting your tax advisor in order to take any deductions for which you may be eligible.
Step 4: Recycle or Dispose
For those belongings not quite up to par to sell or donate, it is time to decide if they are ready to become trash or recycling material. You may be able to recycle clothing and other textiles as well as electronics. Remember, there are rules governing how much trash can be placed out for pickup as well as how it must be bundled. Depending on how much you are clearing out, you may have hire help to assist you. You may also need to pay to have a larger trash dumpster delivered and picked up after you have filled it.
Ready, Set, Go
The best downsizing plan for Sacramento homeowners is to sell directly to California Family Homebuyers. Just pack what you want to keep and leave the rest to us. We make the process easy, walking you through every step. California Family Homebuyers uses simple and straightforward contracts and we close quickly, usually in 30 days or less. Working with California Family Homebuyers also means none of the headaches of getting ready to list your home. You won’t even have to worry about painting, repairs, cleaning constantly for showings, and constant interruptions. California Family Homebuyers will buy your home just as it is and will even handle clearing out your unwanted items for you!
To learn more, send us a message or call California Family Homebuyers today! (916) 907-6116