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3 Practical Ways to Downsize Your Belongings and Simplify Your Life


Whether you are moving to a new home, want more space, or want to simplify your life, downsizing your possessions is necessary. Moreover, you want to get peace of mind in a de-cluttered home.

Here are some tips to help you downsize your belongings without getting rid of things you really need:

1. Get Rid of Additional Items

Having additional items is not necessary, especially if you are living alone. Probably, you will never be in a situation when you need to use two knives at once. If you have such items that either you have received as a gift or unknowingly bought for yourself, you can donate them to someone who needs it or sell them online.

2. Use the 90/90 Rule

If you are unsure whether you need some things in your home, try the 90/90 rule to determine its importance. If you haven’t used an item for the past 90 days and probably won’t use it in the coming 90 days, you don’t need it.
If these items hold sentimental value, selling them may seem to be impossible. In such cases, you can try handing it over to someone who needs or can safeguard it.

3. Go Paperless and Digital

Of course, the real book always outweighs the digital one. However, by going digital, you can reduce the use of paper and save some space. Another way to go paperless is to ask digital receipts instead of paper bills whenever you buy groceries or products from the shop. Not only will it help you save space, but also e-receipts make it easier to account and track your expenses, eventually simplifying your life.

Downsizing your belongings can free up some more space in your home. If you’re looking for assistance with selling or buying a property in the Hermosa Beach area, contact the experts at Brighton Escrow. We are ready to offer you the top-tier escrow service you deserve.