If you are moving to a smaller residence, you may be wondering how you can make the transition smoothly. Downsizing will require you to make tough decisions on some items and become creative with your storage.

As an experienced moving and storage company, we have helped numerous homeowners move to smaller homes. This article will provide some helpful tips when moving to a smaller property. 

Give Yourself Plenty of Time to Downsize

When you want to downsize, it's best to give yourself time to reduce the clutter in your home. Depending on the number of items you have in your home, it can take a while to decide what you want to do with everything.

Whether you want to sell or donate your belongings, we recommend starting as early as possible. If you decide to move in a short timeframe, you may need to pay more for the relocation of unwanted items. 

Take Measurements of Existing Furniture

If you have large furniture in your home, it's important to take measurements before moving to a smaller property. Knowing the dimensions of your furniture will ensure you don't relocate furniture that can't fit.

When downsizing, you will likely need to reduce the number of furniture pieces you bring to the next residence. The layout will differ from your current home and may not fit everything. 

Consider Self-Storage Units

Once you have arrived at your new home, you may find that you have limited storage space or too many items. Self-storage gives you the flexibility to hold your items that don't fit in your property.

In self-storage, you can keep your items safe while you decide what to do with them. Most storage providers offer flexible contract terms that work with your unique requirements.

Utilize Wall Storage

When you have less space in your new residence, you can add additional storage with wall organization. Installing wall organization units will free up more space and allow you to keep more of your belongings. 

Along with wall shelves, you can add cabinets that help store your items like the following:

  • Books
  • Pictures
  • Kitchen Equipment

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Alex Moving & Storage is a full-service moving provider helping Orange County residents. If you want a professional residential or commercial moving experience, we are the team for you.

Contact us today to request a free moving estimate and learn more about our service options. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form to get started.