How To Downsize Your Home For Easy York Removals
20th August, 2014
There are many reasons to downsize your home (as well as making York removals easier), from wanting to reduce your outgoings to looking for a home which is easier to maintain. Downsizing doesn’t have to be as difficult as many fear it will be as with a little planning, organisation and a decent declutter it may be quite easy to prepare yourself for downsizing.
Downsize To Clear the Clutter
The biggest obstacle when it comes to deciding to downsize is steeling yourself to get rid of the accumulation of “stuff” which fills your home. Many people find themselves paying extra rent or maintaining a larger home simply to have a junk room or a garage which is filled with boxes that haven’t been opened in twenty years.
Keeping items “just in case” takes up room and so if serious about downsizing the biggest challenge will be to have a big clear out, to donate what is no longer wanted or needed, throw away anything broken and consider getting quotes for long-term storage. Often storage such as this costs less than keeping a larger property to house items does. Once the clutter has been cleared it will be easier to visualise just how much room you actually do need. This, and keeping good packing habits, are key in decluttering your house move.
When looking to downside it is important to be realistic about how much space you actually need. Dropping a bedroom and moving somewhere with less reception rooms, less storage room and smaller dimensions will not improve your quality of life if you are cramped in and none of your furniture fits properly.
Regardless of the reason for downsizing one of the key benefits is the ability to choose a fresh new home which is easier to maintain alongside a simpler lifestyle. Measure up beds, sideboards and anything else you want to take with you to ensure that not only will they fit through the doors and into the right room; that you are left with enough space to enjoy a calm and relaxing environment.
Once you have cleared your old property of everything to be donated or thrown away you will be left with everything that will be moving with you and unpacked and everything that needs to be stored. Assess your new home for primary storage opportunities i.e attics, cupboards etc and then identify secondary space such as under bed storage, wall mounted storage such as addition cupboards or shelves. The key to downsizing is for everything to still have a home without the need to pay for “dead” space.
As before look at using long-term solutions such as storage lock-ups, most of which provide insured and secure storage space for as long as it is needed.
Downsizing may provide an exciting opportunity to assess your lifestyle, live a more clutter-free and simplistic life as well as save money. Thinking through all of the options before moving and planning properly will ensure that downsizing is a lot easier all round than expected. As Yorkshire residents we are blessed with many Yorkshire villages to downsize to; from Stamford Bridge and Haxby, to Pocklington and Ripon.