How to Move from A Big House to An Apartment Efficiently
Are you downsizing and having trouble working out the best way to fit your large house into an apartment? Asides from using the best removalists in Sydney, here are some tips and ideas on how to move from your large house to an apartment efficiently.
Start Decluttering Before Your Move
A lot of people in life tend to have a habit of collecting. This is a typical thing to do for humans, as it goes all the way back to our cave dwelling days. We needed to hold on to everything we could as we never knew when we would be snowed in! However, in this modern age, we should keep only the things we truly need / want, rather than things that we think we might need or want.
Downsize Your Big Ticket Items First
If you’re moving from a 4 bedroom house to a 3 bedroom apartment, you know that you don’t need 4 beds, 4 sets of bedside tables, dressers, chests of drawers etc. Select one of these sets, and move it on. If you’re going from a 200sqm house to a 100sqm apartment, on the other hand, you may have the same number of bedrooms, but just a smaller living space. In this case, it may be a need for replacing your living and dining room furniture, like your dining table or sofas.
When It Comes to Clothes, This Rule Helps
The rule is, if you haven’t worn it in the past 2 years, get rid of it. If you want to be super strict, you can make that 1 year. If you haven’t worn something in that time period, there’s a really solid chance that you won’t wear it again, so when space is at a premium, just get rid of it.
Go Through Every Box, and Really Consider What’s In There
If you’re like me, you might have some boxes in the house that you haven’t actually looked inside for years. Maybe it was full of keepsakes with some sentimental value that you just couldn’t bring yourself to get rid of. Or you might be going through a box and find a lot of old cables or floppy disks…last time I moved, I found an old SCART cable which was outdated once DVD players came along… anyway, the point is, go through these boxes and you might just find a lot of stuff that you don’t need anymore and that can free up lots of space!
If In Doubt of What to Chuck and What to Keep, Seek an Objective Opinion
Sometimes you need a little push to help you part with an item. Sometimes, you need to ask a person who doesn’t hold any sentiment for your things, and instead sees some of them for what they really are – useless or unnecessary.
Decide Where Everything Needs to Go in Your New Home
If you decide ahead of time, this can help you declutter. You may need to look at the size of your moving boxes, which can help to not overfill certain areas. If you find you get to your apartment, and you couldn’t fit as much in this area as you thought, take it as an opportunity to chuck out more stuff that’s strictly not needed or wanted!
If you can follow these steps, you will fit into your apartment very easily!