While you are experiencing challenges with completing the downsizing, i.e. moving from your old larger house to a smaller space, you definitely have to consider getting rid of belongings you do not use or will not use in this new period of your life. And this might become and even more difficult task. There is stuff to sort out: whether you sell, or donate your goods, or maybe some of them really need to go to trash. We are happy to offer you some good tips to declutter your house and get the downsizing started!
It is an obvious thing, but having a plan will ease your whole downsizing process, because you will know exactly what to do. Take your time, and check every room in the house, and make a list of what you want to keep and what has to disappear from your life. The planning may also include a move schedule that will work perfectly just for you, working with professional movers, packing process, and so on.
Should you keep it?
We agree that the hardest part of the whole process is to decide on particular things you want to keep and to get rid of. You have to figure out whether this item is important to you and whether it will match your new house. If you do not have any ideas about this thing right away, well, it is time to throw it away. If you have doubts about anything you want to take during your moving, it may just take some space and you will not even use it in your new place.
Considering the above-mentioned recommendations, you may also think of the use of certain item. If you answer the question – how often do I use this thing? – you will see how important this thing may be. If you answered that you didn’t used it often, you can get rid of it. You can be surprised how many items you haven’t really used during the last year. Even if you have used it twice during the year, it would still waste your space in a new house.
Do not rush
Both decluttering and downsizing are slow processes that take time. Going back to your plan, you should exactly know when to move, and then you will know what you have to do every day. This plan will keep you organized and save your time. The moving process is not simple. Your calmness and flexibility are the key to turn this process into a success. Plans may change, decisions may vary, and opinions of your family may not always coincide, so be ready for all this stuff coming. Just remember – you are the most flexible and patient person in the world!
If you need help on finishing the downsizing, we are happy to help! We are always ready to jump in to packing, or unpacking, or moving, or just loading and unloading – feel free to use the professional help. Our team will ease your moving and provide the best services!