Downsizing? 8 Things Your Kids Definitely Don’t Want to Inherit


More often than not, we have dizzying arrays of stuff that we have collected over the years, and of that stuff, we have a vague idea of what we plan on passing down to our descendants for them to one day keep in their homes.

It is, however, crucial to assess which of these items your kids are going to want to take on board. Here is a list of things that your children will probably not want to inherit from you one day when the time comes.


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If, by some chance, your grown children end up becoming professors, then perhaps they’d be keen on taking all your books on board, but if not, then they probably won’t. If you feel that your books hold great value, then the best thing to do here is to contact a book hobbyist or antiquarian to see if they may have a use for your books.

Porcelain Figurines and Collector Plates

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We’re sorry to say, but your collections of frogs, dolls, trolls, and whatever porcelain figurines you have in your home hold little to no value. The same goes for collector’s plates. Your best bet for these items would be to donate them to anyone who may find a good use for them.

Antique Furniture

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We hate to break it to you, but your kids probably don’t want the stunning antique furniture sets that have served you so well over the years. You will most likely have to pay someone to get these off of your hands or donate them to an establishment that will take care of taking them out of your home.


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Most youngsters today don’t even own ironing boards, so the chances that they are going to want your hand-embroidered pillowcases, table linens, napkins, and towels are pretty low. You would have more success just donating these items to a costume shop or theater.

Film Projectors, Sewing Machines, and Streamer Trunks

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Unfortunately, streamer trunks from the 19th century are highly abundant, and therefore, they hold little value. Old sewing machines and film projectors also hold nearly no value. These goods will have to be donated to organizations that will find an appropriate use for them.

Silver Plated Objects

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We’re sad to say, but your grown children are not going to spend their spare time polishing silver-plated items. If your silver-plated items are not from Tiffany, Cartier, Christofle, or any such brands, then you’d probably be better off giving them to someone who would appreciate them.

Persian Rugs

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The average Millennial and Generation Z’s aesthetic rarely lends itself to a collection of technicolored Persian rugs. And unless your rug is ultra rare, it may be one of the most challenging things to try and sell. It’s probably best to give your beloved Persian rugs away when the time comes.

Porcelain Dinnerware

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Most grown children may not have the capacity to store four sets of fancy porcelain dinnerware. They may also not find any glory in unpacking and using these sets once a year for a festive holiday or event. These precious collections may also have to be donated, like the aforementioned silverware.

3 Outdated and Overdone Bathroom Design Trends That Are No Longer Trending

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One could say that bathrooms are equal parts utility and sanctuary. Essentially, they’re the place where you can light a candle and wind down from a long day, but at the same time, it’s the exact spot where most of your grooming and getting ready for your day (or bed) happens. In terms of aesthetics, we do want our bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene, but, at the same time, they need to be functional.

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15 Home Trends That We Wish Were Already Over

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The home design trends that are so popular today will be out of style tomorrow. The “in” styles usually start at the designer level before trickling down to the public. It’s helpful to look ahead at the next trends when having work done for your home. What’s in today among the public may already be on its way out and no longer be used by designers.

15 Home Trends That We Wish Were Already Over

12 Household Items You Can Throw Out Today (You Really Don’t Need Them)

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Do you feel sometimes like all you ever do is clean up and put away clutter? No matter how big your space is, it seems like all of our “stuff” just takes over, making it harder and harder to have a clean and tidy space.

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20 Areas of Your Home That Need a Spring Clean the Most

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As the season changes and the days grow longer, breathing new life into your living space with a thorough spring cleaning can be just what your home needs. While cleaning every nook and cranny might seem overwhelming, focusing on specific areas can make the process more manageable and rewarding.

Here are 20 home areas that could use extra attention during spring cleaning.

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5 Ways to Easily Declutter Your Home

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Have some New Year’s Resolutions? Is one of them making your home less cluttered and more streamlined?

Having an organized and decluttered home is important for mental health and a great way to make your life more organized and calmer. You can also sell your extra stuff and make some extra money.

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