Tips for Downsizing During A Move

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Moving homes is often one of the most difficult tasks any homeowner has to tackle. It can be stressful enough trying to move your entire family & belongings from one home to another, but things get even more difficult when you also need to work on downsizing your home at the same time. If you’re stressing out about how you’re going to reduce the clutter in your home, keep reading to learn a few useful tips and tricks for downsizing your home.

Organize Your Belongings

The first thing you should do when trying to downsize is to take inventory of your belongings and figure out what you want to sell, donate, and keep. Knowing what possessions you’ll be bringing with you, and what can be left behind, is the first step to any successful downsize.

Donate or Give Away

If you’re trying to quickly get rid of furniture or belongings that you don’t want to relocate, donating them is often the best way. You can either bring your items down to your local thrift store or Salvation Army, or you can simply put it out on the curb with a “free” sign and in all likelihood, it will be gone in the next day or two. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Have A Yard Sale

On the other hand, if you’re interested in making a bit of extra cash for some of the more expensive items that you’ll be leaving behind,  consider having a yard sale. Put up a few posters around the neighborhood and you can be finished with your downsizing in one afternoon!

Start by Filling Your Storage Areas

When you visit your new home to begin moving in, if you’re still working on downsizing, start by putting your extra possessions in storage immediately. This will give you a gauge on how much storage space you have and how much you’ll still need to downsize. The last thing you want to do is get into your new home and realize that you’ll have boxes of unneeded possessions sitting in your living room because there’s nowhere else to put them!

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in getting rid of your unwanted possessions, our team at Dump U Junk is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today to learn more about our dumpster rental services, and schedule an appointment for our team to leave a rental unit at your home today! Our team can be reached over the phone by calling us at (781) 408-1937 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your junk removal needs!

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