Whether you’re downsizing, living alone for the first time, moving to a more urban location, or making another change in lifestyle, moving into a smaller space doesn’t have to be stressful or challenging. You can look at this as a chance to refresh your home furnishings and try different kinds of organizational techniques. With these helpful tips for your local moving and storage teams at Matheson, you’ll be sure to create a home that feels like you in a space of any size.
Step one: decide what should come with you to your new home. Moving is always a good occasion to declutter or donate items you haven’t used recently. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t worn it or used it in the past year, you can definitely get rid of it! Particularly with downsizing, you’ll want to think through what you want your new home to feel like, and then let go of any items that don’t match that vision.
Step two: Donate, sell, or dispose. You can take this opportunity to donate or sell pieces of furniture, exercise equipment, old electronics, and other items that may no longer be in regular use but can still find a good home. Old clothing and kitchen items that are still in good shape can be donated to local shelters or charities and put to use by someone else.
Step three: Organize, and pack. Packing when you are downsizing is another opportunity to take stock of what is coming with you to your new home. If you find yourself overwhelmed by boxes in a particular room or area of your home, you’ll know that you could donate or sell additional items there.
Step four: When you move in to your new space, get creative! There are many ways to organize small spaces. Consider organizational units under your bathroom and kitchen sinks, or organizers that hang on the backs of doors for your closet. Local moving and storage experts at Matheson also recommend moving your furniture into place first, then installing shelves, so that you’ll already have homes for items as you unpack.
Downsizing can be a great move for your finances, as a smaller space might cost less, and your utility bills might also be less. There are many reasons to look at downsizing as an opportunity to refresh your lifestyle, and local moving and storage teams at Matheson are standing by ready to help with any logistical concerns that arise.
We offer comprehensive packing and moving services and can help you get into your new space in a stress-free and simple move. We also offer short- or long-term storage solutions, so that anything you can’t take with you can have a safe and climate-controlled home with Matheson.
To learn more about how Matheson can make your next move your best move yet, contact us today for your free quote.