Whether you need to cut expenses or you just no longer need the extra space, downsizing can be a great option. As a matter of fact, an increasing number of Americans would rather downsize than move into a larger home. Of course, moving belongings from your current, larger, home into a much smaller home can be a bit challenging. Thankfully, professional hep is available. If you are ready to downsize, here are a few tips to make the move into your smaller home much easier.
When you decide to downsize your actual home, you need to downsize your actual belongings, too. Downsizing your belongings involves more than just de-cluttering. To truly downsize, you need to reduce the number of clothes, books, toys, electronics, kitchenware, and furniture that you own.
One of the easiest ways to downsize your belongings is to go room-by-room, sorting through every closet, drawer, and cabinet. Donate, sell, or dispose items you no longer want or need.
In addition, donate, sell, or dispose of items that cannot be used in your smaller home. For example, if you have a formal dining room in your current home, but will not have this space in your new home, donate or sell the formal dining room furniture and décor.
Window treatments that cannot be used in your new home can be left in your current home. Also, consider donating and selling items that you will not be able to store in the new, smaller home. This is especially important if your smaller home will not have a garage, attic, or shed to use for additional storage.
To reduce the stress on moving day, you should spend time measuring the furniture and appliances in your current home and the space that will be available in the new, smaller home.
Attempting to move large furniture and appliances into a smaller space can lead to physical and emotional stress, but it can also increase the risk of damaging your home. You or your movers may scratch, dent, or ding the floors, walls, and door frames during this process if the furniture or appliances are too large for the smaller space.
Measuring before moving day will help reduce stress and the risk of damage, but it can also help determine whether you need to sell the current items to purchase smaller items for your downsized home.
Moving from one home to another is not meant to be easy. However, moving from a large home to a small one can be a challenge. This guide will help you downsize with ease. Contact a company, like Tru -Pak Moving Systems, for more help.