Downsizing from a large house to a new smaller one is an exciting time, but it can come with its difficulties. Moving to any new property will inherently be complicated and chaotic, but this is often made worse when your downsizing.
Downsizing throws lots of extra difficulties into a moving process for a number of different reasons. Throughout life and the journeys you go on, you will accumulate lots of different possessions, items, objects and keepsakes. The main problem arises when you have considerably less room and storage space in your new house to be able to move everything with you.
Here are some tips on how to deal with the difficulties of downsizing:
The first task will come in the unpacking stage at your current house. You will stumble upon items you haven’t used or needed for months or even years, the dilemma is whether you value them enough to take them with you. This is common with things like clothes or ornaments. Due to the lack of room and space at the new property, try to be vigilant with what you don’t have any need of.
Use vertical space
If you are downsizing, this will mean you have less square foot in your property, however you will still be able to maximise the vertical space of your new home. Try to use tall storage furniture like shelving cabinets or wardrobe space where possible.
There can be lots of difficulties that come with moving to a smaller home, but with the right help and advice they can be easy to overcome.