There are many people who choose to move from their big houses into smaller homes. It’s not only empty nesters who find that their homes have become too large to live in when the kids move out, but people are beginning to see how economical living in a smaller space can be. Other benefits of downsizing include reduction of maintenance costs and the ease of upkeep. The big challenge with living in a smaller home is figuring out what to do with all the stuff you have accumulated to fill up the big space.
Planning and taking inventory
There are a couple of things you can do with the extra stuff. If you are planning a move into a smaller space you need to plan your move carefully. The important thing you will need to do is to work out which of your things you want to take with you into your new house. You need to ask yourself if you may need to have some of the things you have. Consider the space you are moving into and decide on the things that you will need to fill up that space. Make a list of the things that you absolutely need and a list of things you won’t have use for anymore. Once you are done with the list decide on what you are going to do with all the extra stuff.
Getting rid of extra stuff
Hold a yard sale. Sell all your unwanted stuff and make some money. You can also donate your stuff to charity. If you have things that have a special significance to your family, see if there is a member of your family who would like to have them.
Why rent storage?
If there are things you have a strong attachment to, things you cannot imagine selling or giving away, stuff that you think you might use in the future then you should consider renting storage.
Hiring a moving company that offers a full service storage solution can help alleviate the stress of moving into a smaller home.
When you hire a full service moving and storage company you get the benefit of having your things packed by a professional with experience.
Full service movers often provide the packing material from boxes to bubble wrap and foam. A professional packer will take the necessary steps to protect your belongings.
There are a lot of things that you will have to worry about on moving day. With a full storage service you’ll have someone else taking care of the things you want packed away and delivered to a full storage facility. With a full service storage company you don’t have to worry about maintaining a storage locker or security. If there are items you would like to take out of storage you can call the company and they will retrieve and have the things delivered to you. It is that convenient.