The Challenge of Downsizing to a Smaller Home
Moving can be challenging but it can also mean a great thing, especially if you are downsizing to a smaller house. Maintaining large house can be costly and cleaning it seems to be a never-ending task. So, downsizing has many benefits but there are certain things to consider when moving into a smaller house.
Following are some of the tips to make your moving process easier and less stressful.
When you don’t want to downsize
Moving from a large house to a smaller one might not be your choice but it is something it has to be done. As you struggle to deal with reality, think about your current situation and see if there are any alternatives. If this choice is inevitable at this point, face reality and accept it. Instead of making your life more complicated and tougher by focusing on having less space, you need to be positive and focus on the advantages this removal brings about. Just imagine that it costs less, it is easier to clean it, utility bills are lower, etc. You can turn every house into a home if you put an effort it in. Therefore, be open-minded and look for ways to improve the quality of your life after removal.
Downsizing also means getting rid of a lot of things. Let’s face it; you cannot take everything with you. You need to decide what goes with you and what doesn’t. There are some valuable possessions and memorabilia you simply couldn’t live without. You can take these items with you. Items that are replaceable are exactly what they are-replaceable, so as long as you can get new ones, they should be left behind. And, you probably have bunch of items with an imaginary label: just in case. What to do with those? Well, when living in a big house where you have plenty of room to store such items, it’s ok to keep them. But, when moving to a smaller house, you need to get rid of unnecessary and duplicate items. Broken items that have been in there for years waiting for their opportunity to be fixed need to be left behind as well. Think about what items are valuable and irreplaceable and decide what to take with you, keeping in mind all the time that you are moving to a smaller place. Moreover, the less stuff you move, the less it will cost you because the price of your removal depends on the weight of items being removed. This is a golden opportunity to declutter and get rid of items that just take up the space and have no purpose in your life.
Stuff is just stuff
At first, it might be difficult to adapt to a smaller place and storage. But in time you will realize that only items you really need and use are enough and that’s it. When you have so much free space, you feel the urge to fill it with different items so it finally has its purpose. Once you come to this conclusion, it will make everything simpler and easier.