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October 19, 2017

Easy Steps for Downsizing Your House in Wichita Falls


Don’t let the “D” word scare you! Yes, we are referring to Downsizing. When you are contemplating moving in Wichita Falls, thoughts will come up about how many of your possessions you absolutely need. Inevitably, you will begin thinking about some things you need to get rid of. You may ponder how to go about it. You may contemplate who will want the stuff you want to discard. You might mull over if you will have qualms about getting rid of some of your belongings.

How to decide what to discard:

There are lots of considerations that you can go through when figuring out what to discard. You should give careful thought to when you last needed the item. If it has not been used in a long time, it is probably not something that you should hang on to. Consider if the item is still useful to you. If it is a piece of clothing like a coat, try it on. If it does not fit, place it into the discard pile.

One vital item to bypass is putting off decisions. Many times, this will lead to you hanging on to more things than you should have. Go with your first thought and decide expeditiously if you should keep the item. If there are memories attached to items it can be hard to give them away, but the memories will persist even after the item is gone.

How to get rid of your discard pile in Wichita Falls:

  • Garage Sale: This might take some effort but will also get you more back than you would with other methods. The steps to having a profitable garage sale is easy as pie. To start with, review any city ordinances in Wichita Falls and homeowner association rules to make sure that you abide by them. Then, price your items a fair price, especially if you would just give them away for nothing otherwise. Next, publicize your sale. You need to have signs situated at nearby intersections that will guide patrons to your location. It may be beneficial to submit advertisements online to guide more customers to your sale. Finally, sit back and enjoy making a little money while conversing with your neighbors. Click the Garage Sale Sign below for a more precise step-by-step guide to planning your garage sale in Wichita Falls. 

Garage Sale Infographic
  • Donate Items: When you just want to get rid of your things, donating your items to a charity in Wichita Falls is a great way to do that. You will benefit a valuable cause. You will also benefit the next person who gets to use your item. It is a great, easy way to get rid of your stuff and keep it out of a landfill. Some charities will even come and pick your donation up from your residence.
  • Think about family and friends: If you know anyone in your family who is just getting a household started, asking if they need any items would be a wonderful idea. Otherwise, just spread the word that you are downsizing and you will be surprised about what people request. It will give you great happiness to give someone something that they can use.
  • Consider a storage solution in Wichita Falls: There will be some things that you will not want to get give away. If there is no room for them in your next destination, consider renting a storage locker. This will allow you extra room for those items that you need for everyday living. If a storage unit is not in the numbers, consider if any family or friends would be able to store items in their basement, garage or barn for you.
  • Re-organize: Some objects in your home might be organized more effectively. For instance, if you have many DVDs, you could take them out of their cases and put them into a DVD folder. This will keep the amount of space you are using down, while allowing you to keep more.

Downsizing your home to get ready for a move will take effort. Think of all the time that it took to accumulate everything you own. Yet, once you have downsized successfully you will be delighted that you did it. You will be able to focus your time on the things you truly cherish and have a need for.  

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The Mickelson Family
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