As you begin to think about not needing all this space, and that second floor you never even visit now, you will have some considerations to make for sure! Are the kids all gone?
Congratulations!!! You have shipped the last kid off to college! (Admit it, despite being sad to see them go, you are kinda ecited about having the place all to yourselves now. But wait? What are we going to do with 3500 square feet of house for just the two of us? We still have to clean and mow the lawn (unless you have services for both!) What if we ditch the house and move Intown where we can walk and shop and leave the car in the garage? AWESOME!
Downsizing From a House to a Midtown Atlanta Condo
- “I’m not giving up my Great Grandmothers’s writing desk!!”
- “I’ve got to have my leather sectional so I can stretch out to watch college football!”
Indeed, these are some of the comments you will hear as you start the challenging process of downsizing from a house to a Midtown Atlanta condo. And some of these comments are important, but some of them we will have to think twice.
I’ve worked with many a condo buyer that is downsizing from a house. And the space of that 2 bedroom condo we are looking at is probably about the size of your kitchen, breakfast, dining, living room and maybe your family room. Yep. Forget that second floor or basement. And I often tell buyers that the furniture that works is your house probably won’t work in your condo!!
My rule of thumb is…if it has tremendous sentimental value (a treasure from your honeymoon trip) or a family heirloom that has been handed down (that writing desk above) then those are the things we want to make sure we can find space for. That leaher sectional will best be sold, donated or handed down to one of those kids who needs furniture!!
It is not an easy process, an may be one you should start BEFORE you even start looking for your condo. But then again, by me showing you some options and space, it may give you a better perspective as to what you can take, and what you can’t.
I found this great article, Moving to a Smaller Home, and Decluttering a Lifetime of Belongings that might help you understand the process and give you some ideas for getting started.
Once you are settled in your new condo, you are going to love your new lifestyle. You may not need that leather sectional to watch the college game as you may join your new found friends at a local sports bar for the afternoon!
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