Biggest Home Downsizing ChallengesOkay, so the single biggest challenge is self-evident — space. You’ll have less of it when you go from a big home to a smaller house. But that’s okay because you don’t necessarily need everything that’s already cluttering the closets and cabinets. In fact, there are probably a lot fewer things you actually need than you might first think.
Downsizing a home can lead to lots of stress and anxiety for anyone who loves their belongings but hates living in clutter. Seniors, empty nesters or people moving from a suburban home to a city apartment all face the challenge of creating a new living space with limited room for furniture, accessories, clothes and collectibles. But if you come up with a plan before you downsize, you can create a comfortable and stylish environment made for daily living. —HGTVFor example, you might have tons of this and that or duplicate items. Well, those are the first to go simply because they are duplicates. Now, another challenge is logistics. In other words, how to get your belongings from point A to point B. Well, the more you pare down, the easier that will be on you. Also, seriously consider what you can sell and give away to lighten the load even more.
Top DeLand Home Downsizing TipsHome downsizing entails a whole lot of planning. Execution is also a big part of the process. So, here are some helpful home downsizing tips you can use to make it a smoother transition:
- Create an actionable plant. Think seriously about how you actually execute the move itself. Logistics can really become problematic during any move. So, take some time to gameplan how you make the move from one location to the other.
- Clear out clutter. Remember the last time you moved from one location to another? Do you recall how shocked you were to discover all the clutter that piled up without noticing? It happens time and again over the years. So, start to pare down on the clutter as soon as possible.
- Compare similar size spaces. If possible, you can compare similar size spaces. But, if the rooms are all different sizes, get or create a floor plan and use it to stage what goes where. You can then try different arrangements to make the most out of each space.