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Things You Shouldn’t Throw Away When Downsizing

If you’re thinking about downsizing your home, one of the first things you should do is go through all of your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you want to throw away or donate. Choosing which items to keep and which items need a new home may be difficult, and in today’s post, we will discuss a few necessary items that you should keep when you downsize your home.

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Keep or Toss?

Ideally, you would be able to take all of your belongings with you to your new home. Unfortunately, you won’t have enough space and some of your items will have to be thrown out or donated. For some items, the decision may be easy, but with others, you may spend hours debating whether you should bring it along. To make the decision a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of some items that are too important to be left behind.

Important Documents

Important documents are a no-brainer when it comes to taking them to your new house. Documents like birth certificates, mortgage and banking documents, diplomas, and legal documents are all examples of important papers that you should take with you when you leave your home.

Old Photographs

Photographs contain memories and stories that you will likely want to hold on to for many years. As you go through your things, be sure to set aside old family albums or envelopes of pictures to ensure that they won’t be thrown away.


It’s important that you bring your tools with you to your new home because you never know when you might need them. Even if you are moving into a home that was newly remodeled, there is always the chance that a pipe could break, or that you will need to hang a picture on a wall.

Cookbooks and Recipes

Much like your tools, you will still need your cookbooks to make delicious meals in your new home. That being said, you shouldn’t be afraid to donate cookbooks that you never used. However, you will want to keep your favorite cookbooks, as well as any old family recipes.


Donating books is a great way to free up space in your new home, but it’s important that you go through your books carefully. Think about which books you want to keep and which books you may want to have in the future. For example, if you have children’s books from when your kids were little, you may want to hold on to some of their favorites in case you ever have grandchildren.

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These are just a few examples of important items that you will want to bring with you when you downsize your home. If you need help downsizing, staging, liquidating your estate, and more, be sure to call the experts at Grasons. Contact us today to learn more!

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