Often when having to downsize, the hardest part is coming to the realisation that you will no longer be in a bigger property. That being said this isn’t always as stressful and as bad as you may seem. This can act as a guide to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible for you into your new property.
Knowing the dimensions of the new home:
The first step you should take when downsizing is considering the new home that you will be moving into, being aware of the floor plans and dimensions of rooms can allow you to assess what furniture needs to go. Having a clear understanding of the house can reduces stress and can put your mind at ease.
Reduction of clutter from your old home:
The process of downsizing will mean that it will be inevitable that you will have to get ride of clutter. This is a vital process when downsizing as it will free up space in your new home and this will allow rooms to be perceived as bigger than they really are.
Moving of clothes and belongings:
Often you will find you have far too many clothes and if you’re having to squeeze them into your wardrobe then it is likely you have to many. Also, any furniture that is to large or broken may need to go; remember you wont need as much furniture as you think. A nice way could be to donate any old furniture so someone can love and take care of it so its not being wasted.
Leave plenty of time:
It is key when moving out and downsizing that you take your time; do not rush. Take time to sift and sort through your belongings and only keep necessaries. There is no time like the present, starting now will allow you time and save you countless amounts of stress creating a more organised and efficient move into your new home.
Pack up one room at a time:
Packing up one room at a time will save you lots of stress when you’re moving houses. It will allow you to know exactly what you need and don’t need and keep clarity in your mind. This is also reducing the mess in your house and prevent any unwanted clutter sneaking into your belongings for your new home. It is also worth bearing in mind not top leave the biggest/worst rooms last; get these out the way first to help reduce that stress closer to the moving date.
Its okay to ask for help:
Sometimes when moving you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, but it is okay to ask for help. This will help reduce stress and can help when deciding on what to keep or throw away.
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