You look forward to moving to your dream home soon. But the thought of moving everything in your current home to your new home feels overwhelming.
The reality is, not every item in every nook and cranny of your current home has to go with you to your new place. You can decide right now what stays and what goes to make your new living situation as clutter-free as possible.
Whether you’re moving to an apartment or you need to declutter your life for your next home, this guide to the art of downsizing will help.
Put a Plan in Place
Before you embark on your residential move, begin by developing a moving plan as soon as possible. Ideally, you should create this plan several months before your move.
During the planning process, you should envision your current home’s items in the new house. Decide which things would work best in individual rooms, focusing on a single room or space at a time.
If you have a detailed floor plan of the new space, this can be very helpful. It will help you to determine what items cannot fit in the new home. Don’t be surprised if you end up taking just a third or one-half of your existing items to your new place.
Get Organized As Part of the Downsizing Process
As you begin the decluttering process, be sure to organize all of your items into multiple piles. These piles should include what you wish to keep, what you want to toss, and what you want to sell or donate.
Remember that many items can be recycled, so don’t toss things unless they are no longer useful or repairable.
Also, be honest and realistic when determining what things you want to keep versus get rid of. Don’t focus on what you might be losing. Think about the lower levels of clutter and stress you’ll be gaining in your new home.
Go Digital Where You Can
These days, you can easily find efficient ways of electronically storing photos and documents to free up space at your new place. So, don’t be afraid to use a digital organizer or scanner to convert physical papers or photos to their digital versions.
Alternatively, you can hire a company to complete the conversion process for you.
Either way, the space you will save by electronically storing more items will be worth the fee or the time required to complete the conversion yourself.
How We Can Help
Besides guiding downsizing for a move, we offer top-of-the-line moving services for both residential and commercial customers.
Our household relocation services include long-haul as well as local moves. We can help you whether you need full-service movers or need some heavy-lifting help.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about how our services can make your upcoming move a smooth one from start to finish.