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The Best Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home

14/05/2020 Already Property Services

Maintaining a large home can be expensive and can take up a lot of energy of yours on a day-to-day basis.

If you feel like the burden of having a big home is getting to you, then it is a good idea to consider downsizing your home to a smaller, more manageable one.

While large homes are something people crave and work towards, many people realize after they have loved in a large home that it can be quite a task to maintain and keep up with the home.

About 60% of Americans with homes larger than 2,000 square feet have expressed that they would prefer moving into a smaller and much more sensible home.

If you feel yourself being in the same spot and wanting to downsize, then here are some of the top tips from removals experts in London, that will help you move comfortably to a smaller home –

  1. Have a detail inventory list that mentions all the items in your current home:Have a detail inventory list that mentions all the items in your current homeHouse Removal can be tricky and it can also be a very chaotic time, so it is up to you to be as organized as possible. Lists really to simplify the moving process.We suggest that you go room-wise and make a list of items that are in each room before you pack them up and transport them to the new location. This way you can make sure that all your items are packed and listed in your notepad and you minimize the stress and confusion.While this may seem like a long and cumbersome process, trust us that it really makes the process of downsizing easier and less chaotic.
  2. Try to get rid of items that are duplicates:
    Sometimes, we forget that we have a certain item already with us and we tend to buy multiples of one thing. It is easy to buy these duplicates and forget about them in a large home, but when you are moving to a new smaller home, storage space becomes an issue and you will have to cut out excess items from your list.This is another reason why the inventory list is so helpful and important – it gives you a clear picture of what you need and don’t need and what you have too many of.
  3. Segregate the things that you don’t need/have outgrown:
    The process of downsizing can also be a great decluttering exercise where you get to go through all the items of your home and separate them into two piles – things you need and things you don’t need. The ‘things you need’ pile will have essential items that you will be taking to your new smaller home without any questions asked. The ‘things you don’t need’ pile will have items that you don’t use and have just outgrown them.Parting with your belongings can be an emotional experience, so don’t be too hard on yourself and take all the time you need to declutter. But with that being said, you also need to remain strong and stick to the essentials so that your new living space does not look crowded and like a hoarder’s home. Striking a balance is very important.
  4. Invest in smart and space-saving furniture: 
    A smaller home means lesser storage space. But this should not be a matter of concern because these days, furniture makers are focusing on creating smart furniture that doesn’t take up a lot of space and also has provision for storage.Beds mostly have a storage unit under the mattress, so that allows you to save up a lot of space. Think and invest in furniture that can serve a dual purpose. A lot of wall-mounted shelves are highly recommended.
  5. Measure your smaller home to make sure all your furniture can fit: 
    Before you go ahead with transporting all your things to the new home, we suggest that you measure the different dimensions of the home so that you can make sure that any furniture that you decide to carry from your older home can easily fit in your new one.It would be really annoying to travel with all your old furniture only to find out that none of it actually fits. Based on whether they fit or not, you can make a decision to sell your old furniture or to keep them.

Additional Resources:
1. Office Moving Checklist

2. Mattress Disposal Ultimate Guide 2020