Moving to a Smaller Home
Downsizing to a smaller house presents the unique problem of having too many belongings to bring with you. While many of your household items can be easily parted with you will have some that you will want to keep.
Begin the downsizing process by creating three lists:
Ã¢ÂÂ What you need
Ã¢ÂÂ What you would like to keep
Ã¢ÂÂ What can be thrown or given away.
Set aside the items you need in the new house, ready for packing and moving. Make sure you know the dimensions of large furniture pieces to ensure that those items you want to keep will fit in your new house.
For items you want to take but may not fit in your new home, consider finding a storage unit at least in the short term. You can then decide to sell or throw away items that you can no longer fit in your new home. Be ruthless with items you intend to part with because you will need to save space somewhere.