In our business, we’ve learned the reasons for downsizing a home are many, including financial, health issues, empty nest syndrome, or moving to be near family members. Undergoing the downsize of a family home can be an immense project. The following are some downsizing tips to make moving more manageable.
Assess your new home. Whether it is a condominium or a smaller home, one of the first things that you should do before moving is to calculate the total space of your new home. How many closets does it have? Is there a garage or a shed that can house extra belongings? It is critical to know how much space you have available in every part of your new house, giving you a clearer idea of how much of your furnishings and possessions will fit and ultimately, where it will go.
Can you live without it? More often than not, downsizing means getting rid of things to make room in your new space. Be proactive and efficient by making an inventory of everything in your home. Remember that you don’t have to sell or give away your belongings. You can always move them to a storage unit for safekeeping or bring home at a later date.
Prioritize organization. Before you move, organize your belongings. You’ll thank yourself later because you’ll know exactly where everything is, recognizing what needs to be loaded or unloaded first. When it is already organized and labeled on the moving truck, it will be easier to effectively move things into your new space.
Consider storage units. Whether using them before, during or after, storage units always come in handy. Despite going through our possessions, sometimes we still can’t decide what to do with certain items. Storage units give you a place where you can keep your belongings out of the way and locked up until you’re ready to use them or decide their future.
Storage Authority will help you make the seamless transition of your current home to a smaller home, making it a less stressful endeavor. We provide 24/7 self-storage room access so you can retrieve your goods when it’s convenient for you. Our storage units and moving products go a long way in providing peace-of-mind to our customers. Visit our website, contact us, or give us a call at 262-676-9464.