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The 5 Step Downsizing Plan for Virginia Beach Homeowners

Picture of a elderly man and a woman holding boxes by the open trunk of an SUV, clearly going through a house move.

Have you made a decision to downsize? What is your plan for your house in Virginia Beach? These a major decisions in life and deserve caution and planning. Every day thousands of people make choices on how to live and whether to downsize or not. It is important to have some type f a system for decision-making and executing a plan to downsize. Our five-step downsizing plan for Virginia Beach homeowners should be beneficial if you’ve ever contemplated such steps. Let’s go through this and make sure you are set up to the the right things in this ordeal.


The very first step in our downsizing plan for Virginia Beach homeowners is to figure out your “why”. What is the reason you want to do this? Is it because you are getting older? Is it since there are less people at home (lost a loved one or kids have grown up and left home)? Is it because you can’t afford that big house anymore? Or maybe it is a combination of some or all of these? The decision to downsize should not be made on the whim and we would certainly recommend you not only have more than one major reason, but to also discuss with family nd make sure you have another checkpoint on this, besides your own opinion.


The second step in our downsizing plan for Virginia Beach homeowners would be to sort all the things you have in the house based on purpose. If you know what size place you will be moving into, you should be able to decide what are the most important belongings to keep considering the future space you will have in your new home. Having sorted your things based on purpose should be helpful to you in your decision on what representative of that group of things to keep for the new place. And here is the best part. You do not have to even move things around. You could just make a list and group your belonging on a sheep of paper or on your computer.


As we go along to the next step for the downsizing plan for Virginia Beach homeowners, now you need to decide which items for each sorted group to sell, which ones to keep, and which ones to donate. Selling items today is easier than eve. There are so many sites out there that can help you with this, craigslist, OfferUp app, and numerous Facebook groups and the Fb Marketplace. Before you sell an item, you can check on one of those sites how much similar items currently sell for, and that will help you come up with a price for your item. If it is a bigger/heavier item, don’t be afraid to ask people to come to your house to pick it up. This will not reduce the price almost at all.


The fourth step in our downsizing plan for Virginia Beach homeowners is donating no longer needed items. This may be one of the most fulfilling activities you can do. At least that is the case for many people. Giving and making someone else’s day is a great way to experience joy, maybe get a tax deduction, and declutter your home and also prepare you better for your next home. The right time to donate is right now, after you’ve decided which items you will not be selling. Believe us, it is much better to do this now than it is to decide right when you are moving. Donating is easy, you can just take your belongings to a church, Good Will, Salvation army, or other charitable organizations.

Recycle or Dispose

If you have belongings which you do not think you want to sell or donate, maybe some electronics items, such as Audio/Video equipment or computers, such items may be welcomed in some local schools and colleges. You know the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This is absolutely true. Of course, some items will simply belong in the trash cans. Here is another tip. If you have non-functioning items that you may not want to try to sell or donate, but you still believe they have some value, you could just put then out in your yard and either have a yard sale or you could just make a posting online that you have free items and people can just come and pick it up right off your front yard!

Ready to Go?

The best downsizing plan for Virginia Beach homeowners is to sell directly to Coastal Edge Homebuyers. You would only take the things you need from your old house and leave everything there “as is”. That’s how simple this is. Coastal Edge Homebuyers uses a super simple process and we can close in 7-10 days. When you work with Coastal Edge Homebuyers means you do not have to worry about any cleaning, repairs or anything else. Besides deciding what to keep or sell, there is nothing really you need to do or worry about, just leave it all there and you are done!

To learn more, send us a message or call Coastal Edge Homebuyers today! (757) 414-7117

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