8 Tips for Downsizing Your Home ...

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.

1. Re-prioritize

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.