There will come a time in your life where, as you grow older, you may inevitably have to downsize for myriad reasons that may happen slowly or all at once.
Start with small rooms and items
You will find it helpful to start in smaller areas of your home that hold fewer mementos attached to it such as the hallway closet or the office. Spaces like attics or garages that hold old projects, decorations, and other things can be difficult to sort through.
Eliminate rooms you won’t have in your new home
If you find yourself moving into a one-bedroom home, getting rid of the excess belongings in the guest bedrooms and office will help you adjust quickly to your new space. Go through tools and landscaping items you may not need or won’t have storage for. If you can, visit where you will be living to help you visualize what you can and cannot keep.
Preserve Your Collections
The hardest part about moving into a smaller space may be reducing years’ worth of collections and other hobby items. To downsize these things, pick out a few pieces that are your favorite and keep only a few from the entire collection. If you find that you will have to donate all of these items, take photos of them first and print them out. You can then place these in a photo album to display in your new home.
Allow time for memory lane
Start early in your process of decluttering and downsizing. Getting rid of your possession is hard and you’ll likely be going through many different things that have memories attached. Allow yourself to experience memory lane and reminisce about those times.
Advantages of Downsizing Your Home
Now that you’ve decluttered your home, you can sit back and relax! Cleaning will become easier with minimal things to dust and spray down. You’ll feel the weight off your shoulders of having to maintain a large home with many things to sort and keep track of.
Allowing yourself to keep up with a lifestyle of minimal things that you may not need will help you refrain from buying excess things. Be mindful of your new space and enjoy the benefits of a decluttered and downsized home.
Hacks to organizing your home aren’t always straightforward and simple but the rewards to downsizing can make all the difference in your space. Remember that you aren’t alone in this. We’ll offer a stress-free experience to take away what you want to get rid of.