Getting ready for a move means sorting through and packing up all your precious possessions. However, you can make it easier on yourself by reducing the number of items you need to pack. The less items, the less boxes, and that means the quicker and easier your professional home movers can complete your move.
When starting the downsizing process, keep three categories in mind:
- Throw away
You don’t necessarily need to pack up everything before your move. When getting ready to pack up items in your home, there are some questions you should first ask yourself:
- Have I used it in the last year?
- Does it have sentimental value?
If you answered no to these questions, it may mean you should think about giving it away.
- Am I keeping it out of obligation?
- Is it broken?
- Do I own more than one?
If you answered yes to these questions, then there may be no need to keep that item.
These simple questions should guide you when going through your items. If you find yourself keeping something “just in case,” you should probably donate it or put it in storage.
Even after you’ve sorted and downsized, you may still find yourself with another challenge: a lack of storage in your new home. No need to worry! There are multiple ways you can find places to store you important items.
- Take advantage of the nooks and crannies.
- Under the staircase can be transformed into a storage space.
- Odd sized closets can be used for storage.
- The corners of each room can be fitted with corner-shelves. This can be a great way to display precious items like picture frames.
- Utilize the underside of your bed for extra storage. Winter blankets and guest sheets can be kept in long and thin plastic containers.
- Ottomans with a removable top can store throw blankets, games for family game night, or other household items.
Downsizing and finding storage can create headaches and stress that you don’t need before your home move. These tips will help make the process go as smoothly as possible.