People make the decision to move to a new city or a new home for a lot of different reasons. Some people are moving so that they can be closer to family members because they don’t want to be that far away anymore. Sometimes they are looking to start fresh in a new city where no one knows them, and it will be easy to start over. A big reason why people decide to move is so they can downsize. It is a way for them to save money and it can also be a great way to ring in a new stage in their life. Downsizing can be difficult because you are going to have to decide on what to do with all the things that you are not going to keep.
Here are some great tips to help you with your downsizing process.
Short-term storage solutions can be a great way to start the process. You can bring everything that is going to be a necessity to the new place and you can put everything else in a storage unit. Renting the storage unit will allow you to go through your things at your own pace. It will give you the time you need to decide what you love, what you need, and what can go. This can be a perfect way to make progress without having to feel like it needs to be done right away.
One of toughest parts about downsizing is figuring out what to keep and what to get rid of. One of the things that you may want to do is to classify all of your belongings. It is a jumping off point to help you figure out what you need, what you love, and what is just not necessary. It can be a long process that may take some time. Some great questions that you can ask yourself to help the process is:
• Would I buy this if I were to find it in a store right now?
• Do I have more than one of these things in my home already? This can be the case many times with kitchen appliances and beauty care products.
• Is this something that I feel I just can’t allow myself to live without?
• Is this something that I am keeping just because I feel like I have to? You would ask yourself this in the case of things that were given to you as a gift or something that you got for a really good price.
Moving can be an exciting time in anyone’s life. When you have made the decision to downsize, it is for a good reason and because you are ready to embark on this stage of your life. It will take time to complete this process and you are going to want to give yourself plenty of it. You are going to go back and forth on some things and you are going to be definitive on others. This is the type of process that should not be rushed.