Packing: Downsizing for a Smaller Home

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Nowadays, moving to a smaller home is very common. This happens for a number of reasons, but it all boils down to one thing, shortage of space. Because you came from a bigger house, you probably own more than you can take. Not all of your possessions will fit inside your new home, giving you the dilemma of the century. However, this is not a jigsaw puzzle that you have to ponder on for ages. All you need to do is follow the advice below, and you’ll fix your storage problems in no time.

Sort It Out

To sort out your things, you can either go room to room, or assemble most of your possessions in one area. The latter is highly advisable since you will be able to sort everything faster, but if this is not possible due to lack of leg room, then just go with the room to room. Sort your things in 3 piles; keep, toss, give to charity or friends. This step is akin to spring cleaning. Make a checklist so you will not miss out, and separate the piles using a box so your “keep” things will not accidentally mix with the “toss” pile.

To Give or Not To Give

This is the question that will have you wiggling out uncomfortably in your seat. After all, it is hard to part with your possessions, no matter how mundane it is. If the sofa, cabinet, or other furniture’s you have is simply too valuable to throw out, but still won’t fit inside your new abode, then there is a quick solution. You can always give it out to your friends and relatives. That way, when you visit them, you will have a glimpse of your old possession, and you know it is well cared for.

The Art of Letting Go

Sadly, not all things are salvageable. There are just some things that you have to throw out. This includes the broken possessions that you have. You may be thinking that you can still fix them in the future. However, if you haven’t done it yet, then there is a slim chance that you will do it months from now. With that in mind, toss them away. Hey, you can always get a new one.

Packing for a smaller home is not that easy, but it should not give you a nosebleed either. If you follow the simple advice above, you will definitely fix your Storage in a cinch. Do not feel bad for the things you will lose in this process. Keep in mind that when a door closes, a new one opens, and this applies to packing too.