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4 Simple Tips For Moving Into a Smaller Home

Are you downsizing from a large house to an apartment? Here are some simple tips on how to declutter and how using a local moving company can create a seamless and stress-free relocation. 

Moving homes, especially when you’re downsizing, can be extremely challenging. However, simplifying your lifestyle and relocating from a large house to a smaller and cosier living space can have many benefits, including:

  • reduced cost of living
  • less clutter and simplified lifestyle
  • less stress and better quality of life
  • lower maintenance costs

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4 Tips For Downsizing to a Smaller Home

Moving from a large house to an apartment can make both financial and mental sense. After all, less square footage means simpler living, lower utility costs, and less clutter. However, the process of downsizing can be very exhausting.

From hiring a professional moving company to organizing your relocation ahead of time, here are 4 downsizing tips from the team at Precision Movers to help keep your stress levels low and your experience more enjoyable.

1. Take Inventory

Taking inventory of your possessions is very important when moving, especially when downsizing. Make sure to go through all of your things and decide what you to keep, throw out, donate, or sell.

Keep in mind that in order for you to declutter properly, you must separate your wants from your needs and keep only what is really necessary.

Tip: When decluttering, set a timeline and pace that works for you. Because it’s a daunting task, make it simpler by taking it one room or zone at a time. You can even spread it out over several days.


2. Cut Down On Duplicate Items

When downsizing, you want to take as little with you as possible. The best way of doing this is by looking at what you have multiples of and only keeping one. For example, in the kitchen you may have numerous spatulas, pots, or other cooking utensils. Choose your favorite and sell/donate the rest.

Tip: Before you move, check through your fridge and pantry. Throw out any food or ingredients that are expired or that you haven’t used in a while.


3. Make the Most of Storage Space

When you’re moving into a smaller home or apartment, one of the best things you can do is make the most of your storage space. Some of your storage options could include:

  • hanging shoe racks
  • the inside of ottomans
  • the space beneath your bed
  • built-in shelves

By finding clever ways to store your items, you can ensure that your home stays organised and clutter-free for a better standard of living.

4. Take the Advice of Professional Movers

Even with all these tips, you may not be ready or prepared to go through the many challenges of downsizing by yourself. Hiring a professional moving company can help make things a lot smoother and easier. Movers will be able to:

  • determine what can fit in your new home (especially when it comes to furniture and appliances) and what you should leave behind
  • take care of the small details, freeing up your time to focus on other important aspects of your move
  • give you advice on where to store your items and how to pack them for your move

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