Downsizing Tips from Moving Professionals

Posted on: January 11, 2019 | by: Advantage January 11, 2019

Making the Most out of a Smaller Home

Downsizing doesn’t mean settling. Whether you’re moving into a smaller space because you’re moving to an urban area, attracted to high rise living, retiring, going to college, or any other transition in life, the moving professionals at Advantage are here to help!

You can make the most out of a home of any size with a good strategy for how to use your space. Think about your new, smaller home like it’s a blank slate: you can redesign how you use rooms, how your furniture functions, and how you create storage spaces. It helps to have a floorplan for your new home in hand while you make your plan; take measurements of the rooms of your new space and each of your larger pieces of furniture.

Start by thinking through the most important activities your home needs to host. For instance, if you like to host social gatherings, you’ll know you need a central entertaining area; if you have artistic hobbies, you might need a specific crafting or creating space; if you grow plants and herbs, you’ll want to plan how to make use of your window space. Once you’ve thought through your priorities for how to use the space, you can start to design the spaces that you need with the pieces of furniture that will make the space useful.

After you’ve made your plan, you’ll have a better understanding of items you can sell, donate, or discard. You might have even realized that some of your furniture won’t be needed in your new space! The moving professionals at Advantage can help move pieces of furniture for you, so you don’t need to worry about hauling that curio cabinet or second sofa to the donation center by yourself.

Our teams of moving professionals are also available to help pack, help you move into a storage unit, and any of the other logistics of your move to your new home. Residential storage units are available through Advantage, and can help resolve any storage issues you might have in your new smaller home. Short and long term leases are available in our climate-controlled, secure facility.

Storage will be a key piece of your strategy for your new smaller home. You can learn how to make use of all the space in your home by investing in shelves that can be put in the tops of closets, drawers to help segment your cabinets, and other solutions.

The moving professionals at Advantage know that downsizing can be challenging, but with the right tools and a smart strategy, you’ll be at home in your new space in no time. For help getting settled in your new home, contact Advantage for your free moving quote today.