A steadily rising trend in the U.S. is the notion of downsizing. This trend is not just reserved for empty nesters either. Even young families that had the McMansions in the last housing boom a few years back have decided to down size and live in homes that are more affordable and easier to maintain.
If you are in one of those camps and will be downgrading for your new home you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with also downsizing the amount of belongings and furniture you have.
Try out these three ideas as you begin the process of adjusting to your soon to be new home.
Have a garage sale
Hop on Craigslist and Facebook and announce that you are having a garage sale and share specific items that will be included in the sale. Being as specific as possible will entice others to come and check out your sale.
Now is the time to get rid of large items such as dated or worn out furniture. It goes without saying that furniture take up a considerable portion of your square space, so if you are not in love with it, sale it.
Invest in storage solutions
It is a given that there will be some items that you simply can not part with such as apparel, accessories, toiletries, and other valuable items.
In your new smaller home, use smart storage containers from trusted retailers that offer a variety of options.
Smart storage solutions will make your new smaller home feel less cluttered and well organized.
Cut back on duplicate items
If you have full sets of items, then now is the time to try and cut back and keep just two or one of each item.
This would be the case for items such as; chairs, dishware, glassware, desks, plants, end tables, and lamps.
Donate them to charity or give them to friends or family.
You will want to free up as much space as possible in your new home.
Hopefully, these tips will serve you well and allow you to look forward to enjoying life in your new downsized space.
If you are downsizing and need to book a moving company in the Pearland, Texas area, give us a call today.