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Whether you’re looking for a smaller property as your children have flown the nest, or you’re the one who’s leaving your family home for new ventures, there are many reasons people downsize. You may be staring at your seemingly large pile of belongings and wondering just how they will fit into that shoebox studio flat or small cottage. The good news is there are many quick and easy ways to deal with your excess belongings and cut them down to a more manageable size.


Wherever you are in your life, check out our essential tips that are guaranteed to make downsizing to a smaller property easier.


1. Sort Through and Label


In advance of your move it can be helpful to place your belongings into separate bags or boxes with ‘keep’ and ‘get rid’ labels. If you’re downsizing considerably then you may have to be ruthless over what you’re going to get rid of. Cutting down on duplicates and things you don’t use is a great place to start.


Once you’ve established which items you want to throw out, you can think about how you’re going to dispose of them.


2. Choose How to Get Rid of Unwanted Items


In the modern, technology-centric age there are endless ways you can get rid of your unwanted items. You should use selling platforms and apps to your advantage, or you could choose more traditional methods to throw out unwanted items.


Donating to a charity shop is not just supporting a good cause, it’s also a greener way to dispose of items you don’t want. You could even give some of your items to a friend, neighbour or family member..


3. Place Items into Storage


No matter how happy you are to declutter, there may still be items that you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of. Whether they’re useful or sentimental, we can recommend placing any excess items into self storage. A hassle-free solution, self storage offers 24 hour access and both short and long-term hiring options to suit your needs.


Purging your life of clutter or items that you haven’t used for years is not just a great way to prepare for your move to a smaller home, it can even be therapeutic. It’s the perfect way to make your new life more manageable. After all, less can be more! We hope these top tips for downsizing to a smaller home will help make the process easier. For more helpful tips on moving house, you can explore our advice hub.



If you’re looking for a reliable removals Stamford company, Reads Removals are a trusted choice. With 5 star customer reviews and over 30 years’ experience successfully moving people to their new homes, why not choose us for your next move? To get your free no-obligation quote, contact our friendly team today.

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