The responsibilities are real when you are a single parent. So, it might be overwhelming to think about adding a downsize onto your already full plate. But here's a secret: You can reap the benefits of moving to a smaller home with your kids without going through a slow and laborious process!

 

Below, Beth G Homes provides some essential tips and resources for incorporating technology and proven strategies into your downsizing experience. Try out these ideas for each step of your journey:

 

Boost Your Home's Value

Before you sell your home, you will want to get in the best shape you can so that it appeals to buyers.

 

       Depersonalize each room and space in your home so that prospective buyers can visualize living in your home.

       Make any essential repairs that buyers expect, such as fixing water stains, pet damage, and worn-out flooring.

       Invest in interior design upgrades that will increase your appraisal value.

       Pour time and energy into enhancing your home's curb appeal, which will go a long way in making a solid first impression.

 

Prepare for Your Downsize

A significant part of downsizing is paring down your possessions to avoid having too much clutter in your new home.

 

       Take time to purge your belongings and sort each item into a pile to keep, sell, donate, or discard.

       Pack all of your possessions efficiently by categorizing your moving boxes. Clearly label each box to make unpacking even more effortless.

       Connect with local movers who can help you pack and transport your belongings to the new home.

       Find an experienced realty team like Beth G Homes to help you through each step of the home sale and purchase process.

 

Use Technology

Fortunately, there is no shortage of websites and apps that can help you plan a stress-free relocation.

 

       Cut down on paper waste and make moving easier by using software to combine PDFs.

       Use home improvement websites and apps to learn simple DIY repairs and upgrades you can make to your home for selling.

       Research the wide range of apps available to help you sell your unwanted items.

       Utilize organization apps like TaskRabbit, Sortly, and MoveAdvisor to reduce stress and make your relocation go more smoothly.

 

Yes, you can have a smooth downsize as a single parent! Take the necessary steps to boost your home's value, and start preparing early for your downsize. And along the way, take advantage of all the tech that can help you stay organized and complete your tasks more efficiently. Before long, your family will be embarking on a new adventure with a healthy, relaxing home to come back to at the end of the day.

 

 

Are you looking for a top-tier realty team in the Seattle area? Contact Beth G Homes today!  (206) 462-4444