Downsizing Your Home

Whether you’re moving into a home with less square footage or you simply realized that your home has a lot of clutter and unnecessary items, downsizing can make your move much easier. After all, getting rid of things you don’t want or need means that you have fewer boxes to for your residential movers to move and unpack in your new house. While you’re packing everything up into boxes anyways, moving is the perfect time to start tossing or donating some of your possessions. As experienced Antioch movers, we know some tips to help you get started.

Get Rid of the Junk

While this seems like an obvious statement, you’d be surprised at how much junk has made itself right at home. Whether you have a closet full of old toys, or you’ve accidentally started a collection of ticket stubs with no intention of ever scrapbooking, I’m sure you have at least some things in your home that you could consider junk. If this is the case, start going through the mess and ditching everything that doesn’t have real sentimental value.  

Donate Clothes

Next, go through all the clothes in your house. If you are guilty of hoarding baby clothes with no plans of expanding the family, now is the time to go through and toss clothes that are too worn. For clothes that are still in good shape, you should consider donating them to people you know, or you can take them to a charity. Kids clothes are especially great donations because everyone knows how quickly they grow and how expensive they can be. For adult clothes, you should consider ditching clothes you haven’t worn in the last six months.  

Ditch Old Electronics

As technology continues to improve, people continue to buy the latest and greatest gadget, but often, people don’t toss out the old. If you find yourself keeping cracked cell phones, broken chargers, or laptops that are too outdated to be of any use, you should toss these in the junk pile. Sure, at one time, they might have been the must-have item, and you probably spent a pretty penny on them, but now they are just taking up space.

Toss Duplicates

When you start going through different rooms, you might find that you suddenly have multiples of certain items. Unless you absolutely NEED to have duplicates, you should toss the extras. These things will only take up space in your new home while probably spending their time boxed up in a closet with other random junk that you didn’t ditch.

Consider Your New Home

Last but not least, you should consider the amount of space you have in your new home. Now, this doesn’t mean you should just compare the square footage and be done. Instead, you should consider how much storage space you have. If you move to a larger home, but it has less closet space, you’ll need to get rid of some things that you only keep in the closet. If your kitchen has fewer cabinets, again, you’ll have to toss some stuff or end up paying extra for a storage unit.

Hopefully, these tips can help you prepare for your next move and simplify the process. If you are planning to move to a smaller home, then contact our Antioch moving company, Foster Van Lines, today to learn more about how our local movers can help you. You can give us a call or fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation quote.

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