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Tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Home
July 5, 2019

Even if you don’t feel as though you have too many belongings, moving from a large space where your things are spread out to a smaller space, you will quickly realize how much you actually have! No matter what the reason for downsizing to a smaller home is, the process can be overwhelming. By putting together a plan and being proactive, this process will be much easier.

Follow these tips for making the process of downsizing as easy as possible!

Plan Ahead

Plan ahead for your move and organize all of the tasks you need to get down prior to your move as far in advance as possible. This will help reduce stress and allow you ample time to go through all of your belongings.

Minimize Duplicate Items

Do you own multiple ice cream scoops, two different types of toasters (a traditional toaster and a toaster oven), and five of the same sweater but in different colors? Now is the time to reduce these duplicate items to help save space for other things you might need! When you’re going through your belongings prior to your move, set aside any duplicate items and donate or recycle them prior to your move. This will make the packing and unpacking process easier and will help avoid frustration once you’re settled in your new home.

Make the Most of Your Storage Space

Smaller spaces tend to have less storage space, which can make storing the things you don’t use on a regular basis a little tricky. And the items that you are using on a regular basis? Utilizing an effective organizational strategy is key! Utilize hanging racks, Tupperware organizers, and bookshelves whenever possible!