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Advice for Homebuyers Who are Downsizing, Upsizing or Rightsizing

Buying a new home is an exciting adventure. You may be moving closer to your new office or going through a lifestyle change and you want to downsize, upsize, or move to a home with a main floor master suite. Whatever the reason, part of the process should include an assessment of your belongings. Will they fit in your new home? Do you need to keep everything? The following tips will help make it easy.

1. Preparing for your move

One of the first steps in any home transition, especially when moving to a smaller space, is purging unnecessary items and organizing what you plan to keep. Decluttering before a move will save you time and money on moving expenses and unpacking. A good way to streamline the process is to tackle one room at a time and make decisions based on the condition of each item and how often you utilize them.

If you’d like help with that, call a professional organizer. They can help you decide which items are the most important to you and devise a plan to prepare for your move. In the St. Louis/St. Charles area, professional organizers like Susan Stewart of Perfectly Placed, or Christy DeJohn of Transitions TLC can help you quickly and easily get ready for the big day.

2. Staging your existing home for sale

If you have a home to sell, your real estate agent will know what needs to be done to prepare it for the market. Ask your agent for advice on how it should be staged. Agents know which improvements will help bring the best offers, and will be able to tell you which of your belongings enhance your home, and which ones detract from it.

Organizing your belongings can also help make the home appear larger. And, when there are no distractions, it’s easier for potential buyers to picture themselves living there. Of course, you should also ensure that the floors and surfaces are clean, there is nothing in disrepair, and the exterior of the home and landscaping looks well-cared for.

3. Unpacking in your new home

Professional organizers can also help you get settled in your new home. They can help you unpack, organize your belongings and set up your closets and other areas that would benefit from organization. Within a matter of days, you’ll have your new house turned into the home you’ve always wanted.

With tips like these, moving into your new home can be easier than you ever thought possible. If you are ready for your next home, check out the St. Louis and St. Charles County industry leaders at Fischer & Frichtel Homes, a homebuilding legacy since 1945.

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