So you’ve decided that you need to save some money and move to a smaller home. Or perhaps some of your family members have flown the nest, and you’ve got too much space. Whatever the reason, downsizing to a smaller home can sometimes stress people out! There just seems to be so much to sort out, and perhaps you’re unsure how to start.
It can always be challenging to move to a smaller home, but it doesn’t have to drive you up the wall! If you follow these simple strategies, the transition will be much easier than you think. Here’s what you need to do:
Try to relax
Moving home can often be a stressful time in one’s life. The added pressure of trying to “cram in” all your stuff into a smaller abode can exacerbate that stress. But, what you need to do is try to relax! As with any challenge, it’s important to think about how to overcome it in a logical and methodical way.
If you’re in a stressed-out state, you’ll find it hard to focus on what you need to do. Plus, there is a higher chance of doing things the wrong way instead of the smarter way! Consider doing some yoga, meditating or even just going for a long walk to calm your nerves. Once you do that, you can get to work!
Have a garage sale
I’m willing to bet you have numerous items in your home that you don’t need or never use. What’s the point of taking those unwanted things with you?
Instead, why not have a garage sale to get rid of them and make some cash at the same time. You can use the money towards your moving expenses or perhaps to pay for a night out once you’ve moved home!
If you don’t want to have a garage sale, consider listing some items on eBay or a local classifieds website. And if you’ve got things you wish to give away, consider donating them to a local charity store. Anything else you don’t need, just dispose of those items.
Get some help moving your things
You might feel like you can tackle transporting your worldly possessions alone. Trust me, the stress of moving by yourself just isn’t worth the financial benefits!
Have some friends and family members give you a hand. And if you’re moving to the other end of the country, it pays to use some interstate removalists. If you do wish to do something to save money, you could always box up your belongings.
Of course, if you haven’t the time or aren’t able to do so, a removal company can take care of that for you as well.
Arrange for your utilities to get connected before you move
One final but golden strategy to follow is to ensure you have your utilities connected at your new home BEFORE you move in!
Many people make the mistake of getting it all done on the same day that they move – big mistake! I can guarantee you there will always be some error or delay that prevents things going smoothly.
Arrange to have utility connections made before you move, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Good luck with your move!