Is retirement on the horizon? Good for you! It’s a time to slow down and enjoy life, without the hassles and headaches that life and its clutter brings.
Downsizing for Retirement
As you declutter your home to downsize, make sure you plan to take only what you need. Have you heard the quote, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” by William Morris? When going through more sentimental items, consider this. If it is really important to you that your kids have a particular item, you need to make sure it’s communicated. Share the story behind the item, its history, and why you want your kids or grand kids to have it. AND, do that now. Don’t wait.
Now is the time for those conversations, before you move and save items. If you are not currently using something, but only storing it, give it to them now. Why not let them use or enjoy it now, while you can witness the keepsake continuing its story with your family. Chances are if you don’t do this, it will be boxed up and donated or thrown without your intentions known.