Downsizing Tip#1:De-‐clutter just ones and save money De-‐clutter to make the house look it’s best for showing is advice often given by a real estate agent, but it may lead to a lot of extra work, complication and expense that can be avoided.
Making the house look best for showing is an important consideration, but often what’s overlooked is the fact that the option to de-‐clutter (throw-‐away, give-‐away, bulk-‐sale at a significant discount, or sending off to auction at the cost of packing and moving) needs to be repeated again when you move out.
Since the value of your surplus used goods is likely modest already, clearing things out more than once increases your costs and reduces the cash you might recover.
Solution: Clear out just the pure garbage, donation or recycling items. Instead of moving out useful items that could be sold, pack them up and place them out of the way in closets or a side room in a tidy fashion. Later when the house is sold, you can pull out those items for sale along with the other items you are not going to be taking with you. In this case, the house looks tidy, it’s less work and leaves more money in your pocket!
*Information shared from ASA-auctions
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