RE/MAX Realtor Jim Thoeming Assists Seniors Downsizing

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Broker Jim Thoeming, of RE/MAX of Cherry Creek, lists his top five tips for seniors looking to downsize homes.

Jim Thoeming, RE/MAX of Cherry Creek

For possessions you cannot sell, this is a golden opportunity to go green. They can be recycled or donated instead of being thrown away, as someone else can and will find good use for them.

“Downsizing and eventually moving are stressful and often frantic experiences,” said RE/MAX Realtor Jim Thoeming. “However, if you are a senior citizen, or empty-nester, that has accumulated a lot of possessions over the years and are moving into a smaller home or condo, there are ways to alleviate that stress and get rid of those items that simply won’t fit into your new home and lifestyle.”

Whatever the reason for downsizing, people that are moving will inevitably have to give up some of their possessions that are unused and/or have no functional purpose. To help with this life-changing transition, Thoeming offers the following five tips.

No. 1: Write a list. “The first thing you should always do is write a list of the items you cannot or will not live without,” said Thoeming. “Then, write another list of items that are simply unnecessary and ones that won’t fit in your new abode. For example, if you have a treadmill that you never, or hardly ever, use that won’t fit in your new garage, or maybe you don’t even have a new garage, it’s time it goes and you get a good pair of walking/running shoes.”

No. 2: Get to know the new space. It is essential to get a feel for the size of a new home by comparing it to rooms of equal or similar dimension in the former home. If the new living room is half the size as the old one, the mover will need to part ways with that extra couch or chair.

No. 3: Don’t give in to sentimentality. “Everyone has possessions that have sentimental value but are simultaneously unnecessary,” said Thoeming. “Nobody really needs two sets of dishes of different colors, for example.”

No. 4: Have a garage sale/sell on Craigslist. The easiest way to get rid of extra possessions is to have a garage sale, which not only saves the trouble of having to pack things up for storage but can bring in extra cash. Or, list unnecessary items on Craigslist.

No. 5: Go green. “For possessions you cannot sell, this is a golden opportunity to go green,” said Thoeming. “They can be recycled or donated instead of being thrown away, as someone else can and will find good use for them.”

About Jim Thoeming
Jim Thoeming has helped his clients buy and sell real estate in the central Denver market for 40 years. Communication, personal service and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Jim’s exceptional brand of real estate service. For more information, please call (303) 331-4529, or follow him on Facebook. The RE/MAX of Cherry Creek office is located at 3773 Cherry Creek North Drive, Suite 801, Denver, CO 80209.

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