10 “Rightsizing” Tips for Seniors from SRES

It’s always the right time to do some “rightsizing.”

Here are some tips from the SRES of the NAR to help you get started.

  1. Start with the easy stuff: broken or damaged? Get rid of it.
  2. Ask yourself, “if this disappeared tomorrow, would I run out and replace it?”
  3. Don’t be a storage unit for others. Have stuff from friends or family that have asked you to “store” for them? Time to ask them to pick it up or donate.
  4. Ask for help. I can help 🙂
  5. Decide what’s important. Would you bring it with you if you moved into a new home tomorrow?
  6. Is this something from a lifestyle I no longer have or want?
  7. Schedule the time to do it. Once a week, or several days of the week – put it on the schedule.
  8. Value what you keep.
  9. Prevent new collections from forming. Instead of collecting items, let’s start collecting experiences.
  10. Pass it down. Those close to you will appreciate the cherished items that want to pass down to them 🙂

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October 7, 2021

OMG!! Cant believe how liberating and empowering your thoughts can be to a sentimentalist/parent/pushover/hoarder!!! How can I throw out my daughters first shoe, my son’s winning jersey, my grandfather’s favorite hat, my mom’s flower hooker? Take pictures, label, and move on!!! ?? that’s a start!! Yaaaay

Kaety Enos

October 7, 2021

> I wouldn’t want to give those items up either. Sentimental items like that belong to #5 and #8. Value what you keep 🙂

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