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2 tips for moving into a smaller home

  • August 06, 2012

2 tips for moving into a smaller home

Not every property is created equal, especially in terms of square footage. Whether you are downsizing to a smaller home or making the best out of a living situation before a remodeling project, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. While a household moving company can provide you with the professional experience necessary to get your belongings from one property to another, there are a few things you can do to make sure the entire process goes smoothly.

Here are two tips to keep in mind before moving into a smaller property:

1. Measure the space. It’s not just the number of rooms that will have an impact on what furniture or items you will bring with you. The square footage and shape of a space can also greatly affect which bedroom set you’ll bring or whether a couch can even fit within a room. Therefore, before hiring a corporate relocation company, take measurements of all the rooms in a new home. After recording the length of the walls and dimensions of other features such as windows or closets, make sure to go back and measure key pieces of furniture. Then, play around with different designs to see if a couch, bedroom set or dining room table can all fit within the space without making it seem cramped.

2. Judicious organizing. Living in a home for an extended period of time often facilitates a buildup of belongings. This backlog of objects is even more prone to happen in large homes with garages, attics or basements. Consequently, if you’re looking to take advantage of the simplicity of living in a smaller home, make sure to get rid of unnecessary belongings. One key rule for keeping life streamlined is to throw away any clothing item not worn in the past year. If you haven't worn an article of clothing in the last 12 months, you can most likely live without it, so you should donate the item to make room for new purchases. It could mean the difference between an organized closet and cramped quarters. So, avoid the potential for hassle and use the time before a move to go through items and pare down your belongings. 

 

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