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Tips on downsizing


Moving from a big house to somewhere smaller may seem impossible to you, however downsizing can be a positive experience; it’s a chance to focus on exactly what you want in your new home. Following these simple tips on downsizing will make the move much easier.

Simple tips on downsizing

Prepare to be ruthless

One of our biggest tips on downsizing is to be ruthless and resist taking all of your current possessions with you. The chances are you won’t have room in your new home to take all your belongings. Simply make a list of the things you most definitely can’t live without. It’s also time to be realistic, so avoid taking furniture which is too big. Take measurements of all of the rooms in your new property so you know exactly which items will and won’t fit.

Earn some extra pennies for your move

If you haven’t used something for over a year, are you ever going to use it again? Chances are you won’t. Give old clothes to charity and try selling electrical items and furniture on websites like Gumtree and Ebay, or your local car boot. Likewise, you could pick up a bargain from others too, especially if you’re going to need reduce the size of your sofa or dining table.

Maximise space using effective storage

You may still be tight on space in your new home, following a thorough clear out, so think about making the most out of clever storage. In small rooms, try using vertical cabinets to avoid taking up limited floor space.

Find the perfect home to downsize into

Although you may be compromising on space there is no reason to compromise on the things you love. Take a look at our wide selection of homes to find the perfect place to move into SEARCH HOMES FOR SALE


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Date Posted

May 7, 2019

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Katy Storer

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