How to Downsize and Simplify for Smaller Space
Moving on to your next living space is not always a case of bigger is better. Sometimes it makes sense to downsize your living space. For example, if you’re merging two homes into one, moving into a more desirable neighborhood, or have an empty nest, you might realize you need less space than your current home.
Of course, less space also means you’ll need to downsize your belongings.
Here are some easy steps to simplify and downsize without becoming overwhelmed by the process:
The Destructor Beam Disaster
Sometimes it takes a little imagination to see what you really want to keep in your life.
So imagine this: What if a giant destructor beam from outer space reduced everything you had to dust and left you only a prepaid debit card secretly loaded with enough value to replace only 2/3 of your belongings. Once you exceed the secret limit, you will be back to rubble again with no more chances. What to do???
You will need to prioritize, what will you NEED to replace, what will you WANT to replace, and what will you thank the destructor beam for destroying. Taking stock of the belongings that have meaning to you can make it easier to let go of the things that you know are just taking up space. When you can clear away the clutter that doesn’t add to your life, your life has more room for including only those things and experiences that enhance your being.
Try A Little Help From Friends
Scaling back your possessions can be an emotional activity. Get help from someone who doesn’t live with you – a friend, family member, or even a professional organizer. We have worked with several over the years and would be happy to connect you.
Having an objective party to help you sort through your things and decide what you truly love and need will make it much easier for you to choose only the things that you really want in your life. They will help you let go of your out-of-date party outfits, books you know you’ll never crack open again, and the worn-out, faded furnishings.
Turn Trash Into Cash
As it’s been said many times, one person’s trash is another person’s treasures. Some of your belongings may be in good shape, but just not appropriate for you. Give them a new home and make some extra money for yourself by selling off your goods.
An easy way to sell off your goods is to post them on Craig’s list and create your own virtual stoop sale. If you have valuable items and want to maximize the sale, you can post your items on Ebay and get potential buyers to bid for it.
Keeping Precious Items
Sometimes, you find that there are still belongings that don’t fit in your new home and you’re not willing to give them up. In this case, you might consider securing them in a storage space.
You can keep your belongings safe and sound in Rainbow Mover’s secure storage space located next to the offices. We can pick up any belongings you want to store and place them safely in the space. When you’re ready to take them back, all you need to do is give us a call and we’ll arrange a time to deliver them to you.
Contact us to learn more about renting space in our storage and for recommended resources for downsizing your home.