Ayla Urwin-Toll P.R. Representative with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Before any move it is a good idea to reduce the amount of stuff you have in your home. This prevents you from paying to move items you rarely use, broken items, and trash. The need to downsize doesn’t always come from getting rid of items like these though. Downsizing can also occur for financial reasons, moving in with a significant other, or simply from getting a smaller place in a more desirable part of town. Whatever the reason, I’m certain that you will find some of these tips for downsizing your home useful.
7. Donate or sell any items that are still in good shape, but won’t fit in the new place or you no longer want. Kids clothes and toys can be donated to orphanages and many items, including furniture, can be donated to organizations like Goodwill.
8. Do not take duplicates of any items you will not need! For example, you do not need table and glassware for a twenty-person dinner party if your new place can’t even fit twenty people.
9. There are many items in our homes that hold sentimental value, but I would suggest being choosy with which items you hold on to for these reasons. If the item has spent a long time in storage already, I would strongly recommend parting with it. If it is an item you frequently use or is a decoration for your home (as long as it doesn’t take up too much space) you can probably keep it.
It is my hope that the above rules will help you save money and make your move to your new place as easy as it can be. If you have any further advice or would like to say if any of the above advice has helped you, please leave a comment below. And as always, have a great move!