Moving is never easy. Not only do you have to pack up and shift everything you own, but you also have to get used to a new place which can have its own emotional toll. If you are moving to an apartment or house that is smaller than your current location, then you have a whole new set of challenges to handle that can add even more stress to your moving project. Downsizing can be a challenge, but the quick solution is to get rid of things you no longer use. Here are some handy tips from Augusta Movers that will help you downsize while moving to your new space.
Sort Your Items In Advance
You should start sorting your things according to what you want to take with you, and what you don’t really need. Start this process a couple months in advance of your move and you will find that your actual moving day is much simpler without the clutter. Do this for every room in your home. The items that you decide to leave behind you can donate to a local charity or give to friends and family members.
Decorate In Advance
When thinking about your new space, try to select decorations, furniture, and other items that will suit your new location as opposed to things that fit your current space. A lot of people try to take everything with them only to find out that either their current furniture is too big, or it doesn’t suite the new space. This also holds true for your closet space. When packing your clothing, think about the amount of storage space you will actually have in your new home and pack accordingly.
Have a Sale
One way to make a little bit of money while also downsizing your items is by having a yard sale or garage sale. If you don’t want to have a weekend sale, consider listing your unwanted items on sites like Craigslist or eBay.
Get a Storage Unit
Sometimes, even after downsizing you may find that you still have too many items for your new home, or there may be things that you want to keep, but don’t have the space to store them. In this case, you can look into renting a long-term storage space from any local company for your overflow.
How We Can Help
We hope that our tips help you whittle down your things to a point where you can move without much hassle. Changing homes is stressful enough without having to deal with clutter on top of moving. If you need help with your move, give Augusta Movers a call at 647-783-8730 to see how our experts can help.