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Downsizing To a Smaller Property

Posted 20/10/2014 in Moving House Tips

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When moving, there are times when you will need to move to a smaller property due to a change in circumstances. Downsizing can be a daunting process as many decisions need to be made about what to take with you and how much of your furniture you will need.

One way to decide what furniture to take with you is to measure the size of the rooms in your new, smaller property. Map out each one so that you can see what will fit. You should also measure door frames to make sure you'll be able to get your furniture into your new home. You may need to disassemble some furniture in order to make it easier to relocate. By mapping out the areas in your new home you can see if your furniture is suitable for it. For example, your existing dining table may be suitable for your old house but it may be too big or the wrong shape for your new dining room or kitchen. If this is the case you will need to buy a new table and discard or sell the old one.

Another way to help you decide what to take with you is to make a list of essential items which are necessary to take with you. Consider each unessential item and decide whether you will need it in the new house. For example, if there is a large amount of storage in your new home you will not need to take as extra storage units such as cupboards and chests of drawers with you.

Lastly, you should take this time to clear out any items in your home that you no longer want. This will save you from having any clutter around in your new home.

By clearing out your existing home before you move, and only taking what you need to your new home, you will be able to hire a smaller furniture delivery van to transport your possessions.

 

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