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A Plan for Downsizing Your Home

Como Disposal - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
According to a recent survey by Royal LePage, more and more baby boomers are considering downsizing. There are various reasons for this including empty nesters whose children have moved out or those searching for more affordable accommodations. Many people have accumulated an abundance of “stuff” over the years. When moving to a smaller space you will want to purge and rid yourself of many things.

Sorting through a lifetime of possessions can be overwhelming and extremely emotional. Having a plan on how to get rid of your things will make this daunting task a little more manageable.

4 Tips For Downsizing

Here are some helpful hints on how I downsized and got rid of most of my possessions.  

  1. Take inventory of your belongings. Go through your belongings and decide what to keep, throw out, donate or sell. This can be a difficult process; you’ll have to separate your wants and your needs. 
  2. After deciding what to keep (at least initially!) I sold most big items online and then set up a garage sale to make a few extra bucks. I first allowed family and friends to go through my things. I now enjoy seeing them use my favourite things when I go home. 
  3. Donate items that will be of use to others. Charities such as Value Village, Diabetes Association or local shelters will gladly take your unwanted items.
  4. You’ll be surprised (or maybe not) at how much you have is actually trash. Save yourself the many trips to the dump and rent a dumpster. They don’t take up much room in your driveway and allow you to dispose of your junk efficiently. Dumpster drop off and removal makes disposal of your trash quick and easy.  When possible, the dumpster rental company can even recycle some items, minimizing the waste going into landfills which is great for the environment.

Although stressful at the time, after downsizing, I can honestly say I feel lighter, happier, freer and ready to start fresh.

Are you Interested in Renting a Dumpster Bin?

If you live in the greater Mississauga area including Oakville, Burlington and the western GTA and are looking to rent a dumpster, look no further than Como Disposal. We found them to be professional, dependable and great to work with. Call them at (416) 460-2862 or email them at and they'll help you out and answer any questions you might have.

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