Downsizing — not a word many people embrace in a positive light. However, moving into smaller quarters doesn’t have to be the struggle you may be dreading. In fact, small houses and apartments are pretty simply accommodated for if you just follow a few key tips while packing and preparing for your new digs.
- Get Rid of the Clutter: When packing up your belongings, it is the perfect opportunity to get rid of the useless knick knacks, collected garbage and assorted unnecessary items that either no longer get used (we’re looking at you, old golf clubs) or simply take up too much space. If you would like to keep bulkier items, but cannot find an appropriate place for them to fit in your new living space, consider looking into rental storage.
- Make the Space Work for You: Finding a purpose and strategy to every inch of floor space, every nook and every cranny is vital to successfully downsizing your living quarters. Take up some space-saving “hacks,” such as buying furniture with built-in storage, hanging items when possible and utilizing under-bed space to get the most out of every square inch of real estate.
- When in Doubt, Donate: Donation is something that not only helps you to free up some much-needed space in your new home, but also makes you feel great in doing so. Look up reputable charities that can use your old belongings, such as clothing, furniture and electronics, so that you can provide a helping hand to those in need.
Downsizing is a challenge, but one that can be overcome with a little bit of strategy and ingenuity. Keep these tips in mind before your next move and contact us today if you’re interested in our trusted moving and storage services.