Downsizing Means Selling Furniture

University City resident is moving from a house to a condo, and is selling a few pieces of furniture.

I’m moving.

I’ve been thinking about it for a few years now, but was having a hard time justifying making the move since I really do love my house and it has everything I need. Actually, it has more than I need. I find myself spending all of my time in the open kitchen/dining/living room space. But I never use the dining room. I never use the spare bedrooms, office or finished basement family room. I rarely sit on the patio and pay someone to take care of the yard.

I like the idea of a smaller home and a smaller mortgage. I like the idea of a condo that I could lock up & go if the opportunity to live abroad ever opens up. I really like the idea of living in a neighborhood where I would spend more of my time at coffee houses and cafes.

So I’m moving.

For the first time in 14 years, I won’t have a basement to store the extra stuff that I never use. With fewer rooms and kitchen cabinets, I have some excess items that I don’t need anymore.

I’ve sold some things on craigslist before so I turned to craigslist to advertise my garage sales and furniture. I’m down to 1 week before I move out, and most of the things I’m not keeping have been sold or donated. I have a few things left I need to sell…most are too big to put in my car to take to the NCJW Resale Shop so they need to find a buyer fast.

I just dropped the price on the latest round of craigslist ads. If you know anyone who could use these things, please pass on this post.


Originally posted on Future Expat.

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Owen Skoler October 01, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I think downsizing is a great idea. It forces you to take stock of what you really use and value. My parents are going through the same process and couldn't be happier about the decision.


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