If you’re moving into a smaller home (or seriously need to make space), you need some tips for downsizing. Downsizing your home is not like decluttering, which is a less onerous process and can be done periodically. Downsizing is more drastic and signifies a major change in the space you live in, how you use it and what it contains. Here’s some key tips for downsizing your home.
The first and the most important of the tips for downsizing is to re-prioritize - this always needs to be your starting point. Figure out the bare essentials you’ll need when moving to a smaller house. Think about what you really need and can’t do without – perhaps an antique or a family heirloom? Hand-made items or souvenirs from your travels? Compare these to a skirt you haven’t worn in years or an old stereo. If you find you’re still hoarding old things which can be given to charity, re-prioritize what you need against what is actually a part of your lifestyle.