Do you find yourself feeling that you simply have too much? Living with less through downsizing has become the latest craze – and for good reason.
A smaller space and fewer belongings means more affordable bills, less clutter, and more time and energy to focus on the things that truly bring you joy. But in order to get there, you first have to go through the downsizing process.
If you’re considering downsizing your home, there are a few tips that can help you reach the new chapter of your life with ease.
Keep reading to learn more!
1. Plan Ahead
Downsizing your home is no small task, especially if you’re losing a great deal of square footage. This is why it’s important to begin planning your move well ahead of time.
Set goals and intentions. And if you’re moving with a partner or other family members, be sure to include everyone in the process to help ensure that everyone’s on the same page.
2. Get Rid of Clutter
Once you begin the downsizing process, the first step is to get rid of clutter. Not only is clutter terrible for your health, but it can also take up a ton of unnecessary space.
Organize your belongings into three piles: keep, toss, and sell. Be as ruthless as possible when you do this. Avoid maybe piles, each item should be a yes or a no.
Do your best to sell or donate everything you aren’t keeping. There will be certain things you have no choice but to toss, but more often than not, someone else will be able to use what you no longer need!
3. Ensure Your Furniture Fits Your New Space
If possible, get the floorplan of your new home so that you can ensure that your existing furniture will fit into your new space.
The last thing you want to do is take the time and energy to move a couch or large bed into your home only to find that it’s far too big for the room. Take the time to measure any large items and draw out how they will fit into your new home.
4. Bring in Help
Don’t downsize alone! Bring in any willing friends and family members to help you declutter, organize, and eventually move. It’s always a good idea to have extra manpower on moving day, but having an objective eye as you declutter and sort through your belongings is just as important.
If no one is available when it comes time to move your things into your new home, give a residential moving company such as BC’s Best Move a call! Movers can save you time and effort.
Make Downsizing an Easier Task with These Tips
Downsizing your home can be liberating, but the process is often overwhelming. By keeping these tips in mind as you work through your downsizing home checklist, you’ll be able to tackle the job like a pro.
For more tips on getting the most out of your space, be sure to take a look at our blog!