Downsizing 3 easy steps. So you get the more time you’ve had to accumulate stuff and especially things that really mean something to you. So what’s the best way to downsize when you or your family member is a senior? Downsizing for seniors is going to take more care and preparation. However, the benefits of downsizing for the elderly far outweigh any frustrations during the process. Hi, I’m Rich Barnes, Owner Broker of Realty Experts in West Allis, Wisconsin 53214. And one of the most important things to do is to remember that there is an end goal and to keep that in mind. Let’s say that you’ve given yourself three months to reach your goal. What is the best way to plan out the next 90 days? Well, month number one, sorting into categories. The first month into your downsizing journey will be the most important. This is the month that will set you up for success and put you in good shape to reach your goal. The first thing you want to do is to take stock of all of your possessions. In order to properly do this, you have to be able to actually see your stuff. Separating things into categories is the best way to go. You want to make three separate piles and that will be the key pile, the toss pile and the donate pile. The key pile are things that you absolutely do not want to part with. In month number two, you want to turn a profit. The second month of your journey is the perfect time to figure out what to do with all the stuff that you want to get rid of. It would be counter-intuitive to put all this hard work just for a bunch of stuff to end up in an overflowing landfill. So have a sale. Whether you want to move to a smaller place or you’re interested in taking your life on the road, you will need the funds. Month number three, prepare for the big move. If you want to fully immerse yourself into the downsizing lifestyle with a drastic move, this month is your time to shine. For seniors, this step is a little bit harder. This is why it’s so important to remember to have assistance from friends and family. While this can be the most stressful part of the downsizing process, it can be much more than that. I find it to be the most rewarding part. If you’re thinking of downsizing now or in the distant future, feel free to reach out, I’m here to help. Thanks, you have a great day. Downsizing 3 easy steps.