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Downsizing in preparation for your upcoming move!

Downsizing has many perks but is also often a tough challenge --- especially when you have lived in your current home for a long time.

Yet, not everyone knows how to downsize or where to begin, and it is often an emotional change.

Start Early and Small:

The temptation may be to write out a list of everything that needs doing, but this may quickly become overwhelming and energy-draining if tackled all at once.

Instead, set a goal of when you want to move and begin cleaning out small areas. For example, a storage closet or the cabinet under your sinks is a manageable task. Tackle one space or room at a time to help avoid getting overwhelmed quickly!

Eliminate Rooms You Won’t Have in Your New Home:

Knowing what to keep and what to get rid of is tricky when you have emotional attachments to your belongings. In addition, if you have a hard time parting ways with anything or you have a beloved collection, it could create disagreements and disorganized havoc.

One of the best packing tips for moving is to prioritize rooms. If your new home has two bedrooms and you currently have four, eliminate two rooms by gifting items or placing them in the garage sale pile, or perhaps you have family or friends that could utilize the items. The same goes for closet space, bathrooms, and living rooms.

Get Rid of Duplicates:

It is remarkable what we accumulate over time. A valuable rule of thumb for how to downsize is getting rid of duplicate pieces of furniture, household items, and even clothing. This can be difficult at times parting with items you worked hard to get, or have had for a long time.

At the same time, consider how you would like to decorate your new home and group items that suit both style and function in the space available.

Don’t Be Afraid to Sell Things:

Of course, anyone who has ever organized a garage sale or managed online marketplaces knows there is a certain amount of work involved. Yet, this is a great way to reuse unnecessary items and make extra money for the move.

However, research their current market value before you place antique or collectible items for sale. Many savvy shoppers are looking to score valuable items from unaware sellers.

Give Yourself Time to Reminisce:

Your home is full of memories that are likely attached to different items. Perhaps you inherited your grandmother’s piano or your dad’s antique tool collection; all have sentimental value that elicits feelings of grief over parting with them.

However, if you give yourself time to share the memories again, even retelling a story or two to the family member receiving a piece, you create new memories to cherish. On the other hand, if you whisk away your belongings too quickly, you may feel as though your life is out of control.

Use Reputable Movers:

Moving day is both exciting and nerve-racking for anybody. You want to know your belongings are safe and how to find what you need when unpacking. Utilizing professional packing services and movers can help to keep the move organized and timely.

Macho Movers offers all the moving services you need when downsizing. Our reliable and friendly staff will manage any packing, moving, disposal, and organizing that you may require, leaving you to settle in with ease.

Plan your move confidently and get your free estimate online or by calling 519-830-4974 today!

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