How To Downsize With American Movers
Many in Denver and beyond agree that in life and our living spaces, less is often more. Whether you’re attempting to cut your bills, lessen your impact on the environment, or simply transitioning back to a smaller space after expanding your family over the years, moving into a new home that’s a size down from your old one can make the moving process even more complicated.
Many believe that when they downsize, they also need to sell or give away half of their material ‘life’. This does not necessarily have to be true, especially given the amount of creative engineering that has gone into convertible spaces, furniture sets, and minimalist home solutions over the past few years. Many are loving the idea of ‘living small’, and are innovating everyday products to fit the needs of those with less square footage than the next homeowner. Rather than selling things you may need in the future, focus on purging items you rarely use or have taken largely for granted over the years. Ask yourself questions like, “Could someone else use this item, or will I have a use for it in the future?” Also consider whether you’d look to immediately buy a new version of an item if you were to lose it. Would you miss it, or simply forget it was ever there in the first place? The answers to these questions vary from resident to resident, so be sure to reflect on what you value most in your home long before moving day makes it onto the calendar. This is sure to save you a lot of time, stress, and cash in the long run – we promise!
Once you’re comfortable with how much you’re moving to your new, smaller home, consider what types of gadgets and storage solutions you may need to keep things within your home’s main four walls and organized all at once. Whether it’s a bench that converts into a table or a sly shelf in the few inches between the refrigerator and wall, there are plenty of ways to make the most of every single square inch of your new home. Use websites like Pinterest to look for more fashionable ideas, while hardware, construction, and even moving blogs like this one can help you come up with ideas on how to make your life fit into a smaller, more efficient box. And we promise, once the anti-growing pains are over, you’ll love what’s in store for you in your new home.
Ready for the big move to your new home? We’re ready to help at American Moving. Set up a moving day appointment or get a quote from our team by simply calling the phone number featured on our website. We look forward to working with you!