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Belinda Woolrych - Downsizing Expert, Director of Learning, and Author of Rightsize Your Home - The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize, shares her “Rightsize Your Home” framework to help and support you move through the process effectively and efficiently with a practical, step by step roadmap on how to overcome the fears and challenges of Rightsizing and plan to make the journey a fun, stress-free and profitable process.



Belinda leaves no stone unturned. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and senior industry experts sharing insights and knowledge on you can live your best life in retirement including the positives to downsizing from How to Get in Control of Your Downsize through to decluttering tips.

Rightsize Your Home Podcast Belinda Woolrych

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Belinda Woolrych - Downsizing Expert, Director of Learning, and Author of Rightsize Your Home - The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize, shares her “Rightsize Your Home” framework to help and support you move through the process effectively and efficiently with a practical, step by step roadmap on how to overcome the fears and challenges of Rightsizing and plan to make the journey a fun, stress-free and profitable process.



Belinda leaves no stone unturned. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and senior industry experts sharing insights and knowledge on you can live your best life in retirement including the positives to downsizing from How to Get in Control of Your Downsize through to decluttering tips.

    Reasons Why Downsizing is Beneficial for Seniors

    Reasons Why Downsizing is Beneficial for Seniors

    What are the myths and facts about downsizing? Listen to Belinda Woolrych as she discusses this interesting topic for empty nesters.

    • 4 min
    Myths and Facts About Downsizing

    Myths and Facts About Downsizing

    What are the myths and facts about downsizing? Listen to Belinda Woolrych as she discusses this interesting topic for empty nesters.

    • 6 min
    10 Tips You Need to Know About Downsizing

    10 Tips You Need to Know About Downsizing

    There are 10 tips you need to know about downsizing and I'm happy to share them with you.

    • 7 min
    5 Tips to Help Senior Couples Downsize Together

    5 Tips to Help Senior Couples Downsize Together

    Downsizing Dilemma: "My partner doesn't want to downsize."

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda in this workshop, “5 Tips to Help Senior Couples Downsize Together” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home! This online workshop is FREE.

    

    Common Downsizing Issues by Senior Couples



    * One does, one doesn't

    * One is overwhelmed, one wants to get on

    * Mismatch of end state desires

    * Reluctance to 'end an era'

    * Too hard a job

    * Don't know where to go

    * One links the process to losing control

    * All these years upsizing, don't capsize



    Downsizing Mindset as a Couple



    * What is your couple? This can be a mother-daughter team

    * Align goals

    * This is a combined and shared effort

    * You are in this together

    * Share the vision

    * Set the combined path



    When Downsizing, Plan Ahead Together



    * Fundamental of change management is stakeholder engagement

    * Setting plan means 'hearing' each other

    * Mutually accepted terms

    * When in doubt, refer back to the 5 Top Tips to Help Senior Couples Downsize Together





    Missed the previous workshop?

    Watch or Listen to How to Sell Things You Don't Need When Decluttering from the Family Home



    Shifting Your Mindset Course











    Part 1: Shifting Your Mindset - Understanding The Right Time, Moving Roadblocks and How to be Ready for Your Downsize

    This course is designed as the first step of a 3-part program focusing on improving your mindset and can be completed independently or as a pre-requisite to Part 2 and Part 3 for the full 'Rightsize Your Home' program.

    Rightsize Your Home Part 1: Shifting Your Mindset will help you understand where you are currently at and help you move through any overwhelming thoughts that may be stopping you from moving forward. You will also begin to plan and feel more excited about your next chapter!

    We invite you to try this course, click below now.









    Register here to try the Sample Module

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    How to Sell Things You Don't Need When You Declutter the Family Home

    How to Sell Things You Don't Need When You Declutter the Family Home

    Have you ever wondered how to sell things on eBay after you've decluttered the family home? Is there someone who can help you?

    Yes, there is a person who can definitely help you! eBay Trading Assistants are experienced eBay sellers who will sell your items on eBay for a fee. Work with a Trading Assistant and enjoy these benefits: Save time and effort. The Trading Assistant handles every aspect of selling your item on eBay, from listing the item to shipping it to the buyer.

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    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda and Adrian Wakelin in this workshop, “How to Sell Things You Don’t Need When You Declutter the Family Home” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home! This online workshop is FREE.

    What are the options for selling your items?



    * Auction Houses

    * Classified sites like GumTree or Facebook Marketplace

    * Garage Sales

    * Fashion Consignment Shop

    * Online Auction Site eBay



    Listen or watch to the workshop to find out what the pros and cons are for each of these avenues for selling your items.

    What are people looking for on eBay?



    * You can sell virtually anything on eBay like antiques, furniture, household appliances, collectables, some high-end clothing & accessories, jewellery, watches, audio visual, cameras, phones, sporting equipment etc.

    * Larger items are offered nationwide and smaller items that can be posted are offered worldwide.

    * Collectors who collect specific items have searches set up with a keyword title like ‘Royal Doulton’. They are sent an alert that directs them to the listing.

    * eBay is not an online garage sale people are after quality high end items as well as everyday items. Some examples are: $30k Rolex watches, boats, Louis Vuitton clothes to whole designer kitchens.



    What are the risks of selling on eBay?



    * Sometimes a buyer will purchase an item and then not pay or collect it.

    * The main risks are eliminated when an eBay Trading Assistant becomes involved with the sales process as you do not have to deal with the buyers this is all done by myself.

    * Your eBay Trading Assistant may not be able to sell every single item but he/she can advise how to dispose of and can quickly identify the most saleable items.



    Top Tips on How to Sell Things on eBay After Decluttering the Family Home

    #1: Downsizing or selling your items can give you a sense of freedom.

    #2: Get expert help in knowing what your items are worth.

    #3: For special pieces we can set a reserve and that would be the starting price.

    #4: Remember your eBay trading assistant is working on a commission only basis so it is in his interests to achieve the highest price possible and will do his best to achieve this.



    Missed the previous workshop?

    Watch or Listen to 5 of the Best Techniques to Stay Calm and Motivated for your Rightsize



    How to Declutter Online Course











    Part 2: The Declutter Challenge - Planning and Getting 'Stuck In' to Your Family Home Declutter

    Are you feeling overwhelmed about the task ahead? Sorting through your things can stir up mixed emotions from the past and you...

    • 43 min
    5 of the Best Techniques to Stay Calm and Motivated for your Rightsize

    5 of the Best Techniques to Stay Calm and Motivated for your Rightsize

    How do you stay calm and motivated for your RIGHTSIZE?

    With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda in this workshop, “5 of the Best Techniques to Stay Calm and Motivated for your Rightsize” including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home! This online workshop is FREE.

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    Remember your "Why"

    Why have you decided to Rightsize? And why is this one of the best techniques? Over my years of expertise working with downsizers, something that really helps anchor and gets us back on track during what can be sometimes stressful is remembering your 'Why'? That's listening to your inner self and working out, finally, what to do with this. In thinking about getting back in control and keeping these techniques, I want you to always remember your 'Why'.

    Know the Impacts of Change

    This is actually about a bit of learning. This is about understanding the impact of change. What it does to you, if you can understand this cycle of change, it will actually help you to step back and out of the emotional complexities that happen, and look at it from above and see what to your thoughts, in your body and your reaction.

    Create your Bucket List and Know your Blockers

    Knowing your bucket list is pretty fun. Yours could be taking a holiday or spend time with your grandchildren. So have you taken a  moment to draft up your bucket list? 

    Knowing your blockers - what's stopping you? Is it a person? Is it a thing? Or, is it the process of Rightsizing? 

    Breathe and Exercise

    Give yourself something to do outside to take your mind off into and stay active through this process. There are different techniques for breathing, you can always look into meditation.

    Be in Control with your Team of Experts

    So you've got people who can really help in this they know what to do. They are excellent and well practiced at what they do.



    Free Resource



    We understand that Rightsizing can be stressful. That’s why we have created this printable guide on how you can stay calm and feel motivated when Rightsizing. Stick this on your refrigerator or anywhere you can see it so you can be reminded of what you can do when you feel overwhelmed.

    Get this Printable Guide in the Sample Module of Shifting Your Mindset Online Course. All you need to do is to REGISTER HERE.



    Missed the previous workshop?

    Watch or Listen to 10 Quick Wins and Tips to Make Your Property Shine



    Shifting Your Mindset Online Course

    Understanding the RIGHT TIME, Moving Roadblocks, How to be READY for your DOWNSIZE.



    This course is designed as the first step of a 3-part program focusing on improving your mindset and can be completed independently or as a pre-requisite to Part 2 and Part 3 for the full 'Rightsize Your Home' program.

    Rightsize Your Home Part 1: Shifting Your Mindset will help you understand where you are currently at and help you move through any overwhelming thoughts that may be stopping you from moving forward. You will begin to plan and feel more excited about your next chapter!

    We invite you to try this course, click below now.

    Register Here to Try the Sample Course

    • 20 min

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