Downsizing tactics homeowners cant do without

There are many reasons you may choose to move from a larger home into a smaller one. Maybe, your kids, have moved out and you no longer need the space? Maybe you are looking to run a more economical home and have decided a smaller space will be easier and cheaper to heat? However, no matter what the reasons when it comes to actually making the move it can be super stressful. Luckily, if you follow the advice below you can make your downsizing experience a little easier. Read on to find out how.

Culling non-essential items before the move

The first tactic that downsizers need to implement is to go around their current property and identify the items that are absolutely essential to take to the new home. To do this, you have to combine not only your own opinion of decor and utility but a knowledge of the size of the new place and the space you have available.

For example, you may be lucky enough to currently own a grand piano, but there is no way that it will fit into the new property. That means it would be pointless trying to take it. Instead, you need to label it to be given away or to sell. The latter being something that can be particularly useful because it allows you to raise additional funds with which you can buy more suitable items for the new property. In this case an upright piano or an electric keyboard that would be better suited to the space available.

Organizing the move

Next, ensure that you have the move organized as clearly as possible. That means different color coded labels for things that need to be removed, put in storage, or taken to the new house. It is also a good idea to search the term ‘moving companies near me’ to see what local movers are available to help you with your move. After all, you may be moving to a smaller place, but that doesn't mean there still won't be some serious heavy lifting to do.


A good tactic for unpacking in a smaller property is to find the key items that you have identified earlier and get these in place first. Then you will be able to see how much room is left for other non-essential and decorative pieces. Something that will allow you to make the best use of the space you have.

Preventing clutter build up in smaller place

Lastly, it is vital to remember that when you are downsizing to a smaller property, you need to have a plan in place that will stop clutter building up. There is quite a danger of this too because it's easy to forget you just haven't got as much room as you used to have.

To help you why not implement the 10-day delay rule. Then you have time to go home and check that the item you want will fit before you decide to buy it. A tactic that should ensure that you downsize is successful in the long term.

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