Only a couple of weeks away from moving to another city? Or to another country perhaps? If yes, certainly you will have numerous things to do before you relocate. If you are shifting to an apartment/flat from a house or shifting to a far away location where carrying all stuff can be an expensive affair, downsizing your home can prove to be a good solution.
Let’s prepare to trim your home belongings
If you have no clue where and how to start downsizing your home, following tips will help you begin.
Make it clutter free
Get rid of any clutter or garbage in your home. They can be broken tools, non-functioning electronic items, old-fashioned clothing and any other stuff that you no longer use. There can be many things in your garage, garden, storeroom, basement and in any other part of your home that you have forgotten about since years.
Clean your vehicle
If you often leave toys, bottles, snack containers, pouches, wrappers or any other thing in your car. Check all seats and trunk of your vehicle and clean them properly to make your vehicle ready for the move.
How to determine what’s not worth carrying
Here are 4 useful tips which will help you decide what stuff you should carry with you and what you should not while moving to a new place.
- Usability: If the item is broken, torn or worn out then you will no longer able to use them. Chances are you may find many such items in your home and it makes sense to shear away them before you start packing for the move.
- Outdated fashion: Let’s face it. If you are a great fashion enthusiast, carrying those old style accessories, shoes and apparels which you haven’t not used for last one or more years doesn’t seem a viable choice.
- Emotional attachment: Some items like gifts from your loved ones, souvenirs from your trips, and heritage stuff from your parents or grandparents hold a high emotional value. If you really want to have them for lifetime, you can carry them along to your new home. Else, you can toss them away!
- Space Constraint: Make sure you consider the available space at your new home. If you think the house you are moving to doesn’t have ample space to fit all your furniture and belongings then figure out which items you can leave behind. Give attention to items that are bigger in size and occupy more space. For example, if your new home isn’t fit for the heavy and larger than normal size sofa, it makes sense to avoid packing it!
Hope these tips will help you determine what you really need to pack and what you can toss away before you move!
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