Every age and stage in life involves new opportunities and experiences. These experiences produce treasured memories and sentimental keepsakes. As the years pass and our needs change, more and more of these items fill our home. The same keepsakes that brought us joy in one stage of our lives can now cause us stress and discontentment as they overflow our home.

Downsizing sometimes involves moving and sometimes involves staying where we are.

“We have lived on the farm for 40 years. We want to move to an active-living community but we won’t have nearly as much space. What do we bring? What do we get rid of? And how do we decide?”

Age & Stage can help!

BENEFITS OF DOWNSIZING WHEN MOVING

  • Your home is more attractive for quicker sale
  • The value of your home will increase
  • Dispose of things you no longer need to decrease your moving expenses
  • You will live more comfortably in your new home
  • You will feel good as you have sold, given, or donated items to people who can use them
  • You will move forward more confidently through change as you will be leading it

“My husband and I work full time and are busy raising our three children. We moved into our new home over a long weekend. We stuffed things into closets and piled boxes in our basement in order to get moved into the house. We thought we would get back to unpacking, sorting, and settling in over the next few weeks, but that was six months ago! It seems there just isn’t enough time in the day.”

Age & Stage can help!

BENEFITS OF DOWNSIZING/ DECLUTTERING WHEN STAYING IN YOUR HOME 

  • You can repurpose/redesign your existing home to use it and enjoy it in a better way
  • You will feel comfort rather than chaos
  • Dispose of things you no longer need to lay the foundation for a future move and decrease future moving expenses
  • You will reduce tripping, and other safety hazards, to allow you to better age in place
  • You will feel good as you have sold, given, or donated items to people who can use them
  • You will move forward more confidently through change as you will be leading it

Age & Stage can help!

Our Process

  • We actively listen to understand your requirements and timelines
  • Identify items you want to keep
  • Identify options for dispersing items you don’t want to keep
  • If moving, we work with you to create a floor plan for your new home
  • Identify what services will be required at your new home

  • Sort & pack items for distribution to family and friends
  • Sort and pack items for donation and disposal
  • Pack items to be moved or stored, if applicable

We understand that each of our clients has unique needs specific to their situation. Whether you’re moving or decluttering to redesign the functionality of your existing home, Age & Stage can help.