Moving / Downsizing
Managing a move - no matter what the
reason for relocation - can be overwhelming and stressful. Many
decisions have to be made and a lot has to be coordinated - I know
from my personal experience of relocating several times!
Most don't even want to think about
downsizing first. The two most common thoughts are:
"I can't get rid of anything before the move as I'm not sure of what
I'll need at my new place" and, "It's too hard to downsize my stuff
now - I'll do it when I unpack".
Both of these could be considered
'myths'. If you're not using it in your current space, you most
likely will not use it in your new space. And, believe me, by the
time you get to the unpacking stage, it is most common to just want
to get the stuff unpacked, stuffed into a cupboard or closet and get
the boxes and papers out. After the move, it will seem as if your
life has been turned upside down. It will never seem like a good
time to go through the 'stashed' items and reorganize your stuff.
Eventually, the quickly stashed stuff acquires the space as home...
Taking the time to purge first -
before the move - will result in good decisions about what to sell,
keep, donate, give to friends or discard. Plus, it will reduce the
cost of packing materials, labor of the movers and the size of the
truck. And, most importantly, you will gain time on the other end of
the move as now you only have to focus on the things you really love
and use. And, it has been proven that a de-cluttered home where the
buyer can visualize their own items in your home sells faster than
an overstuffed one.
Don't hesitate: "Let me find space in
your place" and help coordinate your downsizing and move today.