Published: April 28, 2016
Oftentimes when moving to a new city, its necessary to downsize from a home to an apartment or to a smaller house, which means having to downsize your belongings to match the space available. Whether you’re moving to a new city or retiring to a smaller space, downsizing can be a stressful experience. Here’s how to get out of it unscathed.
Based on the layout and storage availability of your new space, figure out realistically how much of your stuff you’ll actually be able to fit in your new abode. Will you have an attic or a storage unit available to you? Can you sacrifice parking in your garage for extra storage space? How many cabinets are in your new kitchen compared to your old one? These are important factors to keep in mind.
Sort Items Based on Necessity
Start by sorting through all of your belongings—clothing, kitchenware, holiday decorations—and create 2 piles: one for things that are absolutely necessary, and one for things that you could live without. Remember that waffle iron you got at your wedding? It’s nice, but when was the last time you actually used it? Be objective and keep only what you use on a regular basis.
Get Creative with Your Storage
Moving to a smaller space requires you to get creative with your storage space. Consider investing in multipurpose furniture, like a coffee table with storage space underneath, hollow footstools, and installing shelving in the walls for more vertical space.
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