At some point in life, many homeowners decide their current home is too big or too much to handle. Whatever the reason, living in a too large a home, can be burdensome. So, many people elect to move into smaller, more manageable spaces. However, downsizing can be overwhelming and exhausting, so we’ve gathered a few tips to make the move less painful.
Find out how to make downsizing easier below.
Make a Plan and Take Inventory
Before you start your downsizing, go through all of your belongings and determine what you want and need to keep or not. This can feel intimidating, so take it a zone or room at a time — no need to overwhelm yourself.
Additionally, take a trip to your new home and get familiar with the space it offers. If you can, get your hands on a floor plan of your new house. If you can’t, make your own with some graph paper and a tape measure. Before you can move in your belongings, you’ll need to understand the space you’re working with and where your stuff will fit.
When making a plan, you’ll need to ask yourself several questions:
- How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you now have?
- How big are the closets?
- How much dedicated storage space do you have?
- What are your responsibilities outside? Do you have to maintain a yard?
Questions like this will help you get a plan into place, and the answers they provide will guide you in making decisions regarding things you want and need to keep, and which items you’ll get rid of. For example, if you don’t have a lawn to mow, you won’t need to keep your lawnmower.
Reduce Unnecessary Items
Keep the things you need, like, use, and want; everything else should be donated or sold. If you have duplicate items, consider getting rid of it. If you use it, keep them. If you don’t use it, it may be time to part with them. Many people keep items that are pretty or nice, but if they are not used, do you need them?
Downsizing your home is hard work! Moving large and heavy furniture is tiresome and, depending on your situation, not possible. Don’t be afraid to hire professional help, like a moving company. Many companies offer full-service packages, meaning they can help you pack and declutter and transport your belongings to your new home. Once you’re there, they can assist in unpacking and settling in, too! Hiring a moving company can save your back and ease your stress. If you can’t afford or don’t want to hire professionals, let your friends and family lend a hand. You might be able to unload some of your belongings to good homes.
Contact Utah Sell Now
Now that you’ve decided to downsize, you’ll need to sell your present house. Make your downsizing process easier with Utah Sell Now. We want to buy your Salt Lake City home in its current condition for cash! No need to make repairs, renovations, or clean! Get your cash offer by contacting Utah Sell Now today.