One important thing when it comes to downsizing is to get rid of the things you don’t need in your life. It may seem quite simple but it’s a cumbersome process. You need thoughtful consideration and time. So, if you don’t have that much time or if you are not considering the consequences, you will wind up committing mistakes. You need to be smart when decluttering and downsizing.

Are Your Moving? Downsize The Big Stuff.
If you are moving to a smaller home, there’s no reason for you to bring too much stuff. Hauling big furniture will cost you a lot of money and if you have no place to put it in your new house, you’ll end up paying for a storage unit, which means extra cost. Check the floor plan of your new home. You can also do a walk through using a tape measure so you’ll get a feel of where you can place your sofas, chairs, and tables. You should make these decisions before moving. It will save you money and time.

Bring The Small Stuff With You

If you no longer want the clutter in your house or if you are moving to a new place, you may be tempted to sell or give away many of your small items like décor, clothing, or dishes. Don’t take this step too fast. Go through your stuff slowly and get rid of the general junk that accumulate over time. However, don’t be quick to get rid of things that you use all the time or you love using.

Keep items that you are using currently or seasonally. Don’t get rid of things that serve a practical purpose or has sentimental value. Others that no longer serve a practical purpose can be given away or sold.