Downsizing and Decluttering

Downsizing and Decluttering

 
If you are looking to Downsize in the near future, you are not alone.  Many older Australians eventually consider downsizing the family home for a range of reasons, which sounds simple enough. But scratch the surface and you uncover a laundry list of emotional and financial challenges. In a perfect world, selling your home in retirement and moving to an apartment or smaller house would simplify your life, while topping up your retirement savings. Yet there is so much more to the decision than money.  The purchase of the house decades earlier was often the culmination of years of toil and sacrifice, perhaps funded by working multiple jobs, and the relentless savings discipline needed to get a deposit together. The goal was attainment of the Great Australian Dream – an aspirational, if dated concept, equating home ownership with achievement and identity. By saying goodbye to the family home many years later, the act of downsizing can be a jarring end to the dream.
 
We understand you have a big job ahead and it may feel incredibly daunting. Not only do you have to declutter and sort through years of memories, but you will also need to find an appropriate home, one that you will love and is easier to manage. Understandably, it is often hard to know who to trust or the right steps to take. Service providers, unless specialising in helping people downsize, may be unaware of the right advice to offer and you may fall into the traps and pitfalls when in the downsizing journey.
 
One step in the downsizing journey is ‘decluttering’. Have you been thinking about decluttering for quite some time?  When it comes to decluttering do you feel completely stuck? Do you look around and find it hard to know where to begin? For some, even just the thought of decluttering can be debilitating. It can upheave many years of memories, both good and bad. If handled in the wrong manner, this exercise can cause a huge amount of undue stress.
 
Belinda Woolrych, Property Makeover Specialist, Expert Speaker and Author, gives back to the community on Tuesday, 15 October at Gordon Library Room to present the right time to Downsize and how do you prepare and provides the ultimate guide to decluttering. The ultimate guide, Rightsize Your Home – The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize is available to be purchased at the event for $24.95.
 
If you’ve been waiting to downsize and/or declutter, but have been putting it off or avoiding the big move altogether, this workshop could be what you’ve been waiting for. Book Now