The whole house moving process can be stressful, and some may say it’s arguably even more stressful when downsizing. Making the practical and important decision to downsize, means not only downsizing your home, but your life. There are
many reasons to downsize; children have flown the nest, therefore
you no longer need as much space, financial, or you may just be attracted to
the idea of a simpler life. However, putting the plan into action is
overwhelming and at times feels impossible. You will need to be vigilant and very
well organised but don’t worry too much, Bourne have you covered with our tips
and tricks for downsizing your home.
The best way to start your downsizing journey is devising three lists
– keep, dump or donate? At this stage it’s always good to implement the 6-month
rule, if you haven’t used or thought about a particular item in the last 6 months, it’s time to
part ways. Your town will have many charity shops, donation bins and furniture
shops that would be more than happy to take on your unwanted goods.
We’ve all been there. You’re in the midst of an almighty clear
out and you start to experience the clear out fear; there are certain items you’re
not sure whether to keep or chuck and they just end up in the corner of the room
in your 'maybe pile' collecting dust until you’re forced into deciding on moving
day. There are so many cheap storage options out there. Who knows, that lamp that you're debating chucking may look perfect in your next home.
The key to a smooth and successful move is a proactive and
trustworthy estate agent. Not only can they sell your existing property, they
could also help you find your next one. The estate agent you approach needs to be
understanding of your needs and be able to guide you step by step through the
Are you moving to a property without a shower? Then you won’t
need that shower curtain. Maybe you’re moving to a top floor apartment without
a garden, now is the time to get rid of your lawnmower. Once you’re able to
identify what you do need and what you will have no use in your new home, the easier this process becomes.
Moving to a smaller home means that you may not have enough
room for all your furniture. Before loading your large dining room table into
the moving van, it’s best to ensure there is space for it in your new home. Best
way to do this is to form a list of all the furniture you plan on keeping with
their measurements, so when you do find your dream home, you can easily figure out
what furniture is going to fit and where.
Don’t worry – although downsizing can stressful, it will
save you a lot in the long run such as money, time, and space. Are you looking you downsize? Contact your local office
today for all your downsizing needs.