Thinking of downsizing in Chicago?
Want to live a bit more minimalist? Or maybe you’re preparing for
Here are tips for downsizing and getting rid of stuff that’s difficult to get rid of…
Start Early & Start Small — The more you procrastinate, the harder it’s going to be. You’re
going to have to sell a lot of stuff, take a lot of trash to the dump, and do some packing. The
sooner you get started, the better.
Sell Items On Craigslist & Facebook Marketplace — You can list your stuff for sale for free on
Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. You can also hold a few yard sales if you want. But don’t
neglect the online platforms. If the price is right, things can sell pretty quickly. Make sure to get
rid of any duplicate items you have and also sell items that belong to a room you won’t have in
the new house (an office, for instance).
Avoid The ‘Maybe’ Pile — When figuring out what to keep, try to avoid the ‘Maybe’ pile. Force
yourself to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to each item and that will move things along much faster and stop
you from second-guessing yourself.
Ask, “Does This Still Bring Me Joy?” — A neat little trick for figuring out whether you want to
keep something is to ask this question. Does the item still bring you joy? If it doesn’t, you should
probably just get rid of it. You could also ask, “If I were buying this item new, how much would I
be willing to pay for it?” If you wouldn’t be willing to pay for it, then that’s an indication it should
go in the bye-bye pile.
Hope that helps! And if you want to sell your house quickly and easily, as-is for cash, give us a
call — we’d love to make you an offer! (312) 820-8054