Tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Home

HouseMoving is a stressful and emotional process and downsizing to a smaller home is no different, no matter what the circumstance is. Depending on the size of your new home and the amount of storage it offers, you might have to say goodbye to some of your beloved item – including furniture, clothing, and various knick knacks. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed during this process, Elite Services Junk Removal & Demolition is here to help!

Tip #1: Plan Ahead

Moving is a long and tiring process and the last thing you want to do is leave all of your moving tasks until the last minute. Three months out, start looking for a moving company, take measurements of your new space, and figure out what items you can and cannot take with you. Knowing what furniture will fit in your new house will make the moving process easier, you won’t have to worry about moving the pieces you won’t be using!

Tip #2: Get an Objective Opinion

We understand that getting rid of the items you cherish can be a difficult process and that’s where you can benefit the most from an objective opinion. Enlist someone that knows you well that can be realistic about your new space and can tell you what you should be keeping and what isn’t necessary to keep.

Tip #3: Reuse, Recycle, Donate & Sell

When you’re in the movig process, don’t throw away any of the items you won’t use in your new space. Seperate them into four pile: reuse/repurpose, recycle, donate, and sell. Bring the items you’re planning to sell to a consignment shop and drop off any donations at your favorite local charity. This way, other people can benefit from the items you’re not going to use. If you’re unsure of the proper way of recycling the remaining items or don’t have time to deal with it yourself, call Elite Junk Removal Services to recycle them for you!

Tip #4: Organize the Items You Plan on Moving

When you’re packing up your current home, organize the items you’re boxing up depending on the room they are meant for and properly label the box with the room in the house and what’s in the box (i.e. utensiles, plates, etc.). This will make it easier for the movers to place the boxes in the correct spaces and will make finding things much easier when you’re unpacking.

Tip #5: Think Multipurpose Items

Smaller homes means less storage and getting creative with the pieces you currently own or plan on purchasing. When deciding between what to bring to your new home and what to leave behind, ask yourself whether or not the piece can be used for multiple purposes. This will help you eliminate having too many items crammed into one space.

Are you getting ready to downsize? Give Elite Services Junk Removal & Demolition a call for all of your junk removal and recyclng needs at (978) 317-5388.

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