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How to Downsize when Moving into a Smaller Place

Let’s face it, the worst part of moving is probably the labour that comes with the process – packing your belongings, transferring everything into the truck, carrying the items into your new place, and then finally unpacking everything. But what if your new home isn’t big enough for all of your belongings?

Armando Movers has come up with some simple tips to make the process less daunting, so you will find the moving process easier than ever before.

Start Sorting Early

Make sure to sort out your belongings weeks before the packing even begins. This way, you will have enough time to think about what to keep and what to toss, and possibly come up with a good solution for your unwanted items.

Create Piles

The best way to start the sorting process is by grouping things into different piles. Separate all your belongings into different categories; clothing, kitchen items, necessities, etc. With each category, divide the piles into what you need, what you want to donate or sell, and what can be thrown away.

Give Stuff to Friends and Family

If you have duplicates of clothing, electronics, or kitchenware, you might want to consider sharing them with your family and friends. If your friend wears the same size as you, they may find good use of some of your clothes that you no longer wear.

Sell your Stuff

Selling some of your items is a great way to make some extra cash. A yard sale is probably the easiest and quickest way to make some money off of your unwanted items. Another option could be to post your belongings on sites such as eBay, Facebook, and other online listings.

Donate Your Stuff

If you don’t have time for a yard sale, you could simply just donate your items to places like Goodwill, Red Cross, The Salvation Army, etc.

Find a Storage Unit

When you’re downsizing, sometimes you might need to temporarily keep your items in a storage facility rather than discarding or selling them. Or, perhaps there are some items that just don’t fit into your new home but they hold sentimental value. Whatever the case may be, a temporary storage solution is a great option.

You need to be realistic about what you need, think about the moving process before you move. For all your moving needs, Armando Movers is here to help. Gives us a call and we’ll be sure to get you to your new home quickly and affordably.