Downsizing Your Home

Real Estate prices in St. Catharines, Ontario have gone through the roof in recent years, leaving many residents with a decision on whether they want to stay in their home, or cash out and downsize into a smaller home. Many baby boomers who now live in large empty nests that are becoming more difficult to maintain are choosing to downsize and that means they have a lot of stuff that needs to go before they can sell and move.

These homes are literally packed to the rooftop with stuff that has been accumulated over a lifetime. Most of it has long been forgotten about. Out of sight, out of mind, and now it all has to be sorted through, and tossed out.

All of this stuff means you are going to want one of our larger dumpster bins like our 16 yard or 20 yard, and you will probably require a few truckloads to dispose of everything. You can choose from any of our 4 bin sizes and order online. We will deliver a dumpster bin to you at a convenient time, and arrange pick-ups at a similar time of your choosing.

When it is time to clean out your home and ready it for sale, you will have a lot of stuff that is easy to say goodbye to like large furniture, carpets, appliances, mattresses and just about everything in the garage. However, you are also going to have to make some choices on what you can take with you and what will actually fit into your new, smaller home.

Here are a few easy tips for deciding what stays and what goes:

1) Ask family to help. You don’t want to throw away something that somebody in your family has an attachment to, so have them help out and inventory everything. One quick tip that follows; make sure that if somebody wants to keep an item, they take it with them. You don’t want to be stuck storing something in your new home.

2) Have a sale. Once you have decided on what stays and what goes, have yourself a yard sale. You can also post all of your items on marketplace websites. You may even have some buried treasure among the things to go. You may not want that old pool table anymore, but somebody else will want it, and they will happily pay for it.

3) Once everything has been picked through and sold, you will still have a lot of stuff left to get rid of. You can donate a lot of it to local charities who would love to have it. Items like old clothes, sporting equipment, furniture, appliances and everything that still has some life in it. Many charities will also come and pick everything up as well.

Downsizing your home is a great way to take advantage of real estate prices, and stay close to family in a home that is easier to manage, so when you decide to make the move, simply contact us, and we will work with you and remove all of your unwanted stuff safely and quickly.

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