If you’re moving to a smaller property where you will have less room for your belongings, it is time for downsizing. Moving house can be stressful but opting for superb removals in Putney SW15 can make things a lot easier for you. On the other hand, things can get worse if you don’t get organised as you get rid of a lot of items in the process. This also means that you have to be ruthless and put your emotions aside. Since downsizing takes time, it is recommended that you start at least three months before the moving day. Before you start walking around your house and making a “cannot-live-without” list, here’s a quick guide on how to get rid of a huge number of items as painless as possible.
The golden rule of practicality
Being practical is one of the most important rules to follow when downsizing. There are a lot of things you will not need at your new house. This means that, if you’re moving to a flat, you won’t need a ladder or a lawnmower. If you’re moving from a three-bed house to a one-bed apartment, you have to get rid of all extra beds, bedding and other items from your wardrobe and cabinets. Rooms to focus on while following this rule include:
These areas are usually filled with clutter and random items you don’t even know you have. Let’s take the kitchen, for example. How many mugs do you have and how many do you really need? What about utensils? And your garage, every corner is filled with redundant items that don’t have their place or purpose anymore, right? Focus on these areas and get rid of all the items you rarely use or won’t use in the future so that certified single item removals in London can pack everything quickly and easily. And remember, be ruthless because the more you get rid of, the easier it will be to organise your new home.
The actual sorting out process can start. You can sell, donate or recycle your unwanted belongings but try to toss as fewer items as possible in your trash bin. You can organise a yard sale or try selling some items online. It’s a great way to make some money as removals are costly and you will need every penny. If you don’t have time for this, donate items to charity and other non-profitable organisations that will accept clean clothes, appliances, furniture and more. Stuff like electronics will be harder to get rid of. Charities might not accept them and you cannot throw them away just anywhere. Contact your local recycling centre to find out details on how to properly dispose of garbage.
A realistic floor plan of your new property
Another thing to take into consideration when downsizing and moving to a smaller property is a layout of your new home. This will help you determine how much stuff can fit each room, enabling you to enjoy free space.