5 Mistakes To Avoid When Downsizing Your Home in Omaha

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Are you ready to sell your home and downsize in Omaha? At The Sierra Group, we know all about it! Take a look at a few of our tips below and contact us if you would like an offer for your house as-is! We’re buying properties in the area and will purchase outright no matter the “as is” condition or what you want to leave behind! 

They say that what’s around you is a representation of your mental state. Many people find that downsizing helps them eliminate clutter, making it easier to focus on what’s important. Whether you just want to eliminate years of accumulated “stuff” and clutter, or you are looking to downsize your house in the Omaha metro area for something smaller, there are some mistakes you will want to avoid. Keep reading to learn more about our tips for downsizing and what The Sierra Group Pro Home Buyers can do to help you!

Mistake 1 – Not Having a Plan

Before you start tearing your house apart, determine how you want to approach things. Are you going to go through one room at a time? Closets first? Kids toys? Or maybe you’ll group similar things, deciding what to toss later. A good idea is to begin by creating piles. One can be stuff you want to throw away, another for stuff you want to donate, the next for things you aren’t sure about, and finally a pile for the things you know you want to keep. People organize themselves differently, however you decide to do it, make sure you have a plan so you don’t get overwhelmed, frustrated, and “froze” to not do anything.

Mistake 2 – Throwing Away The Wrong Things

Once you start seeing things disappear, you may feel a sense of relief. It can be easy to get carried away, throwing away things you probably shouldn’t. Try to be mindful of your actions when throwing stuff in the trash. Is there a chance you or someone in your family will need it at al later date? If you are dealing with old paperwork, for example, you could opt to scan and save before throwing it in the trash. When in doubt, it may be better to be cautious instead of setting yourself up for regret down the road.

Temporarily renting a small storage unit for items you’re not sure if you or a family member want to keep might be an option also.

Mistake 3 – Not Throwing Away Enough

For many people, getting rid of things can be hard. Often times, the items can be tied to a particular person or memory, and giving it up may feel impossible. When deciding what to get rid of, try to be methodical about it. For example, with clothing, if it is something you haven’t worn in ages, donate it. It will get better use somewhere else than taking up room in your closet.

While you don’t have to throw away everything you own, you don’t need to hold on to everything either. Remind yourself that much of it is probably just “stuff”, and you will feel better once all of the unneeded clutter is gone.

To make it easier, if there are things you’d like to keep but know you probably shouldn’t, you can take a picture so that the memory is never lost. This is great for kids projects, souvenirs, and other sentimental items that you can’t bear to part with but you know are taking up too much space. Consider creating a digital photo album, so you can look back on your fond memories whenever you choose.

Mistake 4 – Not Doing It Sooner

Imagine what your life would be like with fewer items, a smaller house, and less to maintain. Once you simplify your life, you will wonder why you hadn’t done it sooner. You will have less stress, while saving both your time and money. If you have found yourself living in a house that no longer meets your needs, that is too large, has stairs that you can no longer navigate, or that is packed with too much stuff that you don’t need or use, selling your house to a professional home buying company like The Sierra Group, LLC and downsizing can be a great solution.

Mistake 5 – Trying To Do It Alone

If you are dealing with years with of accumulated possessions, the thought of downsizing can be overwhelming. If the process is too much for you, you can hire a professional organizer to help or at least get you started. If you wish to sell the house, working with a direct buyer such as Omaha Cash House Buyer by The Sierra Group will enable you to sell your house as-is, no matter what condition the the house is in, or what you want to leave behind. This allows you to focus on keeping the things you really want without having to deal with all of the rest. We will buy your house with or without all the “stuff.”

Selling and Downsizing your home in Omaha will offer you a number of great benefits. We are always prepared to answer all of your questions about the process while providing you with options to make it easier to downsize your house in the Omaha metro area!

Are you thinking about downsizing your home in Omaha? Find out how our team can help you! Contact us today to learn more about what we can offer! (402)-291-5005


Omaha Cash House Buyer by The Sierra Group, LLC is based in Lincoln, Nebraska and have provided home buying services in the Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska areas for more than 20 years. We also provide specific “Downsizing” services through Home Downsizing Solutions. In addition, we are licensed Realtors in Nebraska and Missouri. We understand the process of selling a house and the local markets, allowing you to receive the best service and best prices for your home! We are Veteran Owned, and hold an A+ rating with The Better Business Bureau.

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