How to Properly Downsize Your Home Effectively

Downsizing Your Home Effectively

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaning. The process of downsizing can be tough and overwhelming, both emotionally and mentally. It takes a lot of strength to let go and decide whether or not you can live without special items, especially ones that hold a unique value in your heart.

Fortunately, it’s been said that minimalism holds many benefits, including happiness, focus, and better living regarding more time, space, and money. Whether moving into a smaller home/apartment or looking to downsize your possessions, there are many ways to go about it positively. Here are Champion Mover’s tips if you need a little extra boost in your downsizing process.

Properly Downsizing Your Home Effectively

Start slow

Don’t bite off more than you can chew. It takes a lot of time, energy, and patience when downsizing. Don’t expect to declutter your entire home in a day. Instead, take each room day by day for about a few hours. Take your time in making good decisions and still feel good about it. You still want to be motivated and not overwhelmed in the process.

Ask these important downsizing questions

Get serious about what you need and what you don’t. Go through each item and ask,

– “Would you buy this right now?”
– “When’s the last time you used this item?”
– “When’s the last time you thought about this item?”
– “Can you use anything else?”

Keep these key questions in mind when sorting through your things to make your decisions easier. If you haven’t touched it within the past five months, it needs to go.

Sort things by category.

Organize four boxes; to keep, to sell, to donate or recycle, or to fix or mend. If your goal is eco-friendly and sustainable, avoid throwing anything away in the garbage. Everything and anything can go towards charity or donation, and if it’s still in great condition, sell it for extra cash in your wallet. Staying organized in the downsizing process is key.

Focus on the benefits.

We understand how mentally and emotionally hard it is to go through every item in your home and question its value. We promise you’ll feel a weight being lifted off your shoulders, and you’ll feel a lot freer. When you feel your home has more space and less clutter, it can lead to endless holistic, positive benefits.