Whether the kids have left home or you’re looking to save on your energy bills, downsizing to a smaller home can be a great move (no pun intended). However, to avoid clutter in your new space, you’ll need to move smart. Today we’ll offer a few tips for downsizing to a smaller home:
Track How Often You Use Things
Before you move, it’s a good idea to give away, donate or sell some of your belongings. But how do you decide what to get rid of and what to keep? In the weeks before your move, track how often you use each of your belongings. Get rid of kitchen utensils you haven’t used in a month or that sweater you haven’t worn in a year.
How often do you really have dinner parties for 10? Unless you host large numbers of guests regularly, you probably won’t need as many sets of plates, silverware and glassware as you have now.
Look for Things That Have Passed Their Shelf Life
Spices that are past their expiration date, hopelessly stained shirts and broken toys can all go.
Have a Yard Sale
Feel daunted by the sheer amount of stuff you’re getting rid of? Posting flyers around your neighborhood advertising a yard sale is one of the best ways to get rid of unwanted items quickly.
No matter the size of your new home, the team at All Awesome Movers can make sure your belongings arrive safely at their destination. Just give us a call at (866) 396-8999 or contact us online to get your free quote today!