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Downsizing your home, what to do before moving



Downsizing your home can be a challenging but rewarding process. Here are some steps to take before moving to make the transition as smooth as possible:

  1. Declutter: Start by going through all of your belongings and deciding what to keep, donate, sell, or throw away. The goal is to only keep the things that you need, use, and love. Have a friend, family member, or organization expert help you make decisions or show support.

  2. Sort and Organize: Once you've decluttered, sort and organize your remaining belongings into categories, such as kitchen items, clothing, and books. This will make it easier to pack and unpack when you move.

  3. Measure your new space: Take precise measurements of your new home to determine what furniture and belongings will fit. This will help you make informed decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of. Keep in mind the importance of functional space, walkways, and safety.

  4. Research storage options: If you have items that won't fit in your new home, consider your storage options. You may need to rent a storage unit or find alternative solutions, such as selling items or giving them away. Storage prices have been increasing, so if you make this choice make sure that the items being stored are items that are of use.

  5. Get professional help: If you need help downsizing your home, consider hiring a professional organizer or a moving company that specializes in downsizing services. They can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the process.

  6. Plan your move: Once you've downsized your home, plan your move carefully. Make a detailed checklist of everything that needs to be done and delegate tasks to family members, friends, or hired help as necessary.

In conclusion, downsizing your home can be a complex process, but with careful planning and preparation, it can be a successful and stress-free experience. Start by decluttering, sorting, and organizing your belongings, and don't hesitate to seek professional help if needed. When hiring a moving company, these steps can drastically help with the cost of your final moving bill


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