Sometimes the idea of downsizing can be both daunting and overwhelming, however, there are a number of things you can do to ensure a seamless move.
Planning ahead is essential for securing a smooth transition into your new home. Tackle each room at a time and sort out what you want to keep and what you won’t need, being realistic here is essential as you don’t want to keep clutter.
With larger furniture such as beds, tables, couches and wardrobes, you’ll want to make a list of their dimensions. This means that you can get an idea of what fits where and whether it is still functional in your smaller space.
Having efficient storage is vital when it comes to downsizing. Having a place to store your belongings whilst still being able to access them will make a world of difference. Built in cupboards are your new best friend!
Although storage is important, don’t feel like you have to hide all of your belongings out of sight. Making a display or feature in a room can look amazing, showcasing some of your favourite items such as books or ornaments.
Having an idea of how much space you will have in your new home means that you can plan appropriately. Getting a detailed floor plan means you can access what possessions you can fit and also allow you to compare.
Packing up your home can be an emotional rollercoaster and so it is suggested to save the sentimental stuff for last. Start in the kitchen with the pots and pans or sort your toolkit in the garage, this will make packing much easier.
Sometimes we see moving home as a sad event, leaving our home and memories behind. However, accepting the move and embracing it as a new adventure and a chance to improve our life can turn it into a liberating experience.