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Moving to a Smaller Home? Here’s What you Need to Know

If you intend to move into a smaller home, then there are a few steps that you need to take. First of all, you need to mentally prepare for life in a smaller living space. One of the hardest things about living in a smaller home is learning how to cope with the loss of space. This can differ from person to person, but you will find this especially hard if you have spent most of your life in a bigger home. One thing you can do is try and focus on the positives here. Small homes tend to be way easier to keep clean and this means you will spend less money overall maintaining it. You might also be able to live in a way better neighborhood, purely because you can increase your budget. If you need some more help when it comes to moving into a smaller home, then take a look below.

Purge Belongings

People have a tendency to expand their belongings, to fit their space. If you want to downsize then you will need to put a bit of work in here. Decluttering is the way to go here, and the Marie Kondo approach can be adopted with ease. It involves you pulling out all of your clutter into a big pile on the floor. When you have done this, you need to ask yourself, does it bring you joy? If not, then it is time to let go. There are some other rules that you need to follow, but the basic principle remains. If you declutter then this will help you when the time comes for you to hire a great moving service, like Allied Van Lines.

Check out your Home’s Storage

Another thing you need to do is assess your home’s storage. Right now you may have two closets for linen, but when you move, you may have to downsize to one. If you want to approach this conundrum then you need to cut back on the amount of stuff you have in your home. That being said, you should only do this if you feel as though you need to. It may be that your new home doesn’t have a second linen closet, but it has a lot of storage space where you can stack boxes on top of each other. Knowing your home is the best thing you can do to help yourself. Remember, you can always invest in furniture that doubles up as storage, as this is a great way for you to get the overall look you are going for.

Measure Furniture

Whatever you do, you have to make sure that you do not miss out on this step. Moving into a smaller house, usually means you having to work with smaller rooms. You will have different dimensions to work with as well. Furniture that works in your home right now may not work for you in the future.  You need to know what is going to fit and what isn’t so you can make the right choices going forward. It is also wise to take measurements so you can save yourself a lot of hassle, and sell possessions before you move.


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Kaya Wittenburg

Blog Author and CEO

Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties. Since the age of 10, real estate has been deeply ingrained into his thoughts. With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.

He is here to help you use real estate as a vehicle to develop your own personal empire and feel deeply satisfied along the way. If you have an interest in buying, selling or renting property in South Florida, contact Kaya today.

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