‘Downsizing your home’ is the process of reducing your overheads by moving into a smaller or cheaper property.

Here are Andrews Removals helpful tips on making the transition easier. Changes in circumstances can mean that you need to downsize properties; but it doesn’t always have to be a stressful experience. With the right preparation you can make sure you keeps the things most important to you.

• Decide your luxuries and necessities
One of the hardest parts of downsizing is having to say goodbye to your belongings. One way to split your items is by making lists of the items you definitely need to keep, those that you would like to keep and the things you can get rid of.

• Plan, plan plan
By planning where your furniture and belongings will fit into your new property it makes it easier to decide what items are really needed. Be careful though; as you don’t want to fill your new living space with furniture just because you can.

• Get an second opinion
If you can’t decide which items to keep and which to get rid of; you might find it helpful if you get a second opinion from a friend or relative. They will be able to give you an impartial view on which items should be kept or sold without any emotional attachment.

• Sell your unwanted items
Take advantage of selling sites such as Ebay and Gumtree to sell your unwanted items, the extra money you get could be used towards a treat for yourself or the whole family. If you can’t sell them consider recycling or donating them to the local charity shop. You can feel good knowing you are helping the environment or someone less fortunate.

• Storage space
Can you ever have too much storage? The answer is NO! When making the decision of what furniture to take or leave think about the options. A wardrobe or shelves have added space inside which can hold some of your other items. Use all the space you have; don’t let any go to waste.

• Containerised Storage
If there is anything you’re not yet ready to discard of renting a storage container could be the best option for you. Andrews Removals offer great rates on containers which you could utilise for a period of time to suit your requirements.

I hope you have found this blog informative but if you have any questions please get in touch; here at Andrews Removals we are happy to help.