To prepare to move, you need to sort and store all your valuables. However, you can simplify the task by reducing the number of items to pack. The fewer items, the fewer boxes, which means your professional movers will be able to move faster and easier.

At the beginning of the downsizing process, keep in mind three categories:

  • Save
  • Donate
  • Secondary

You don’t necessarily need to pack everything before you move. When you’re about packing items at home, you must first ask yourself some questions:

Have I used it in the last year?

Does it have sentimental value? If you answered no to these questions, it may mean that you should consider giving it.

  • Do I keep it out of obligation?
  • Is it broken?
  • Do I have more than one?

If you answered yes to these questions, it may not be necessary to keep this element.

These simple questions should guide you as you browse your articles. If you keep something “just in case,” you should probably give it away or put it away.

Even after you’ve sorted and downsized, you may find yourself with another challenge: a lack of storage in your new home. No need to worry! There are many ways to find places to store your important items.

Enjoy the nooks and cran t ftas.

  • Under the stairs can be turned into a storage space.
  • Odd-sized closets can be used for storage.
  • The corners of each room can be equipped with corner shelves. This can be a great way to display valuable items such as frames.
  • Use the underside of your bed for extra storage. Winter blankets and guest sheets can be stored in long, thin plastic containers.
  • Ottomans with a removable top can store blankets, games for a family evening, or other household items.

Downsizing and finding storage can create headaches and stress that you don’t need before the move. These tips will help you make the process as harmonious as possible.