Is your family looking to downsize your home? More and more people are deciding to downsize their homes, especially those that have recently had children move out of the house. Trying to maintain a large home when you only actually use a few rooms of the house can be draining. Moving into a smaller space, however, may not be as easy as you think. At Capitol Moving & Storage, we handle moves of all sizes and today we wanted to share 3 tips when you’re moving into a smaller space that you should keep in mind.
A Fresh Mindset
Moving away from a home that you’ve lived in and created many memories around can be extremely difficult. In order for your move into a smaller space to go well, you can’t let your sadness overwhelm you. Instead, consider this to be a fresh start where you can create new memories and meet new people. Leading up until the move is the difficult part. Once you are in your new home, you’ll likely find that you don’t actually miss your old home as much as you thought you would, as long as you maintain a fresh mindset!
Throw Away or Donate
If you are downsizing, now is the perfect time to get rid of the possessions that you’ve been holding on to for years that serve no purpose. Accumulating lots of possessions over the years is common, but you definitely don’t want to start living in a smaller space with the same amount of junk that you had in your large house. During the packing process, decide on what items you are willing to throw away or donate. Additionally, if you have duplicates, consider getting rid of the excess supply of the items that you have since you’ll be downsizing and will have less room.
Don’t Hold on to Unnecessary Possessions
Once you get into your smaller space, make it a point to no longer hoard or hold on to unnecessary possessions, which includes new ones. Living in a smaller space is a lifestyle change and keeping minimal things around is one great way to adjust. You’ll lack the storage space in your small home, so holding onto possessions that serve no purpose is not feasible.
If the time in your life has come that you are preparing to move into a smaller space, it’s important to have a fresh, open-minded attitude. You’ll have the memories from the old house forever, but now it’s time to start making new memories in your smaller space. To get more tips on when you’re moving into a smaller space or to have our experienced moving professionals handle this upcoming move for you, give Capitol Moving & Storage a call today at (860) 282-4646 or email email@example.com.