Your Possessions as an Expat

Downsizing Your Possessions for an Expat Journey: A Comprehensive Guide to Decluttering and Preparing for a New Life 

Embarking on an expat journey often involves making significant changes, including downsizing your physical possessions to adapt to a new living environment. This comprehensive course equips you with practical strategies for decluttering your belongings, making informed decisions about what to keep, sell, give away, store, or donate, and preparing your home for long-term rental or sale. 

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Expat himself – Dr. Wells’ insight is a tremendous guide

The information Dr. Wells provides is very helpful and informative. Being an expat himself, his firsthand experience and knowledge is super beneficial. I look forward to hearing more from him! I have known Dr. Wells for many years and have seen and heard what roadblocks and challenges he has had (and continues to have) to jump over, go through and stumble through!! Therefore, his insight is a tremendous guide for future expats.

Sharon B.

World Traveler and Future Expat

First, we’ll guide you through the process of evaluating your possessions and making informed decisions about their future. We’ll provide a step-by-step approach to decluttering, helping you assess the sentimental, practical, and financial value of each item. You’ll learn how to categorize your belongings, identify items that no longer serve you, and make conscious decisions about their fate. 

Next, we’ll explore various options for “freeing” your possessions, ranging from garage sales and estate sales to online marketplaces, consignment shops, and donation drives. We’ll provide guidance on pricing your items effectively, marketing them to potential buyers, and ensuring a smooth transaction process. Additionally, we’ll discuss strategies for maximizing the value of your belongings, minimizing losses, and making the most of your decluttering efforts. 

Finally, we’ll delve into long-term strategies for living in a smaller space, whether you’re renting an apartment overseas or downsizing to a more compact home in your new location. We’ll provide tips for space-saving furniture arrangements, creative storage solutions, and minimizing clutter to maximize living space. Additionally, we’ll explore the concept of a capsule wardrobe, helping you curate a versatile and manageable collection of clothing that suits your new lifestyle.

As you prepare for your expat journey, developing a replacement strategy for essential items in your new home is crucial. We’ll guide you through the process of identifying items that need to be replaced, researching local options for furniture, appliances, and other necessities, and considering factors such as compatibility with your new living space, budget, and personal preferences. 

 If you’re considering renting out your home long-term, whether through AirBnB, home-sharing platforms, or traditional rental agreements, we’ll provide insights into preparing your property for short-term or long-term rentals. We’ll discuss the process of staging your home, ensuring it is clean, comfortable, and appealing to potential tenants, and navigating the legal and financial aspects of property management. 

Next offering:

June 15, 2024
11:00AM-12:30PM ET

Registration closes the day prior to the event.

Future offerings:

August 17, 2024, 11:00AM-12:30PM ET

October 19, 2024, 11:00AM-12:30PM ET

Registration opens after the previous event is concluded.

What you get:

  • 90 minutes of personalized instruction
  • Resources and tools to use after the event
  • Link to the recording of the event
  • Follow-up resources as they are developed
  • Exclusive offers for future events

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