Moving into a smaller home might seem like a big step down for many of us, but what if we thought of it as a new lease of life, to start over? We agree though, that it is a difficult and emotional task to decide what to keep and what to toss, so we’re giving you a few tips to make this process easier.
The day your move gets finalized is the day you should start planning your transition. Preparing yourself in advance, and beginning the actual work required, makes the process less overwhelming. Set a final date for your move and work backwards from it.
Visualize your new space
You must have gotten used to big rooms and bathrooms at your current house. If your new place is comparatively smaller, try to envision how much space you will be utilized there, and categorize your belongings accordingly. This will also help you in deciding what you really need to take with you, and what you need to leave behind.
Follow the Pomodoro technique
Packing all your life belongings is a daunting task. It may seem like you are spending a lot of time on it, and yet not getting much done. Try following the Pomodoro technique – an effective method to make the best use of time and being productive. Set a timer on your phone for twenty-five minutes and do nothing else in that duration, other than pack/sort out your stuff. Take a break after. You’ll be surprised about how efficiently you can work in these chunks of time.
Have a garage sale
Consult with your family members and put up all your stuff for sale or donations, depending on how old or used the items are. That side table you don’t really need could be a necessity for someone else. The lesser stuff you have while moving, the better.
Take help from professional packers
A moving company or a professional re-locator can really make your move smoother. Not only are they fast in organizing your things, they usually have the right equipment, but you also don’t have to do multiple trips, and there’s no room for worrying about lifting heavy objects. If you rent furniture from Furlenco, you don’t have to worry about relocating your furniture. We help in relocating your furniture for free once a year between and across the cities we service.
Refrain from shopping for new things
Relocating to a new home might have you excited about buying new furniture or decor, but try and avoid investing in new household items unless absolutely necessary. It also helps if you refrain from shopping for new items until you actually relocate, and have a better understanding of your new space.
We hope you follow these tips to help you make your shift easier and less tiresome.