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Old 11-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #41
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We are going from 3000 sf to probably 1500 or slightly less. Right now we are on three levels and the stairs are tough! Looking forwarding to first floor living. I'm thinking of packing everything away that I want to take and putting it into a "pod" to be stored and later shipped once we move.

Then, I can leave whatever furniture, collectibles, housewares, etc. in the home for an "estate sale". Once the house is cleared out, we can recarpet and paint and put on the market.

Does that sound sensible to you experts?


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Old 11-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #42
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There is a lot of money tied up in pods. They even have reality shows for the people who buy them.

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Old 11-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #43
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There is a lot of money tied up in pods. They even have reality shows for the people who buy them.
Most storage businesses would be out of business, but hoarders gonna hoard...
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #44
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As a minimalist, anti-clutter person from way back, I won't have much to get rid of when I "downsize." Not really downsizing, as will be moving to a same size condo in a *much* less expensive, much less trendy locale. Massive equity in the place will allow me to suck money out of it like a straw and throw it all into my portfolio. Before selling will do some cosmetic remodeling (bath, kitchen, carpet, paint) so the trendies will throw as many of their trendy dollars my way as I can get.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #45
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We got a place in the mountains but never really considered retiring there. One day we figured out if we sold the big city house and moved down here we wouldn't have to work again. On our weekend trips we starting taking stuff we knew we wanted to keep.

Craigslist. Took LOTS of pictures and posted everything at once. Dedicate a day or two to responding to inquiries and a bunch of it will sell.

Kids. Or friends ... stuff that is probably worth a little but what the hell offer it around and some of it will go that way.

Donate. We made many many trips to the donation center and after the first item was dropped off it became more and more liberating.

We tried to avoid moving s**t and then getting rid of it and were pretty much
successful :-)

At some point you just gotta let go and then it becomes fun.

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