5 Tips To Get You Started On Your Downsizing Planning:

Go through your personal items and decide what you would like to keep and what you no longer need. From photos, memorabilia, dishware and clothes that no longer fit, you can start the process by deciding what will move with you to your new home.

Talk to your family and friends and see if there are items that you no longer need that they may like for their personal use. One person's trash is another one's treasure!

Hire a real estate agent early on in the process. They can help guide you through the necessary steps to get your home ready for sale.

Decide what tasks you can do on your own. You may find that its enough on your plate to go through all of your items and determine what needs to go or you may not mind packing your personal items that will be moving with you. Take on what you can and delegate the rest to a professional.

Hire a professional downsizing company if you need help packing, clearing out your home and getting it ready for the real estate market.