When it comes to downsizing from a house to an apartment or moving in a smaller place, the need to purge becomes inevitable. However, in most cases, it is quite a puzzle to know where to start, what to get rid of and what to keep. This becomes even harder if you have been living in the same place for a very long time.
We have put together this article to give you a few ideas on how to tackle this.
Plan to let go of old Belongings
Sometimes it can get emotional letting go of our old stuff even if we don’t really need it anymore. Whether it’s because we have spent a lot of money or time, these ‘things’ bring back some good memories. Sometimes, we hope that we will use them again someday. Just having the satisfaction of knowing that they are somewhere out there in the garage gives us peace. Most of the items that fall in this category are, DIY projects tools, fitness equipment, children’s toys and sometimes old fashioned clothes, shoes and accessories.
The good news is you don’t have to get rid of everything you fill emotionally attached to when downsizing. You can always google storage units near me. Besides the emotional attachment to our belongings is triggered when we see them even if we didn’t remember that we still have them; and it only lasts for a short period. If you plan and set goals, downsizing will be easy.
When planning, keep in mind what your goal is, whether it is saving space or just cleaning up. If you are moving in a smaller place, it might help to make a floor plan of your next home or apartment to use space more efficiently. You might have to go through everything you own and decide its purpose. You can do so by asking yourself: When was the last time I used this? Do I really need it? How much space does it take?
If you find that some of the items have gathered dust and have not been used in two years, it is time to let them go.
What to do with the items we are letting go when downsizing
For the worn, broken or items that can no longer be used. You can sort them out put them in trash, or recycle them. You may find that some of the items are still in good condition and can still be used. In this case, you can organize a moving / garage sale. You can also decide to give some of these items to charity, to you friends or relatives. To make sure that the items you choose to keep are moved safely, here is a list of 5 Things to look at in choosing a moving company. You can also give us a call today at 972-487 5843 for more tips and a free quote.