Top Tips For Downsizing Your Home

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Downsizing is an option for thousands of home owners that no longer require the extra space a larger home has to offer. Whether you plan on downsizing because your children have left home or whether you want to experience the financial benefits of having a smaller property, downsizing your home could be ideal for you.

However, although downsizing comes with several benefits, it can be an incredibly stressful process for individuals with a huge amount of furniture and possessions. It’s likely you’ll have limited space to store your items and it can be challenging to decide which possessions you would like to keep.

Because of our experience providing services within the storage industry, we understand the difficulties that people downsizing their home face. Our top tips for downsizing your home will help make the process as stress-free as possible.

3 top tips for downsizing your home

  • Sort through your belongings in advance

Before downsizing, make sure you sort through your belongings thoroughly in advance and decide which items you would like to take to your new home. Any items that you no longer need could be sold or recycled and be sure you keep hold of any important documents and sentimental possessions. Organising your belongings in advance will make the process of moving home much less stressful.

  • Consider the size of your new home

When sorting through your possessions, it’s vital to take the size of your new home into consideration. If you have the opportunity to access the property you are moving into, take time to measure the dimensions of each room. This will help you determine how much furniture you will need to bring with you and allows you to begin planning where you would like each of your belongings to go. Doing this will prevent you from packing too many items whilst guaranteeing that you have enough to fill each room.

  • Use a secure storage unit

The final of our tips for downsizing your home is using a storage unit. Renting a secure storage unit is one of the most cost-effective ways to store sentimental possessions and pieces of furniture that you no longer require but don’t want to part with. Storage units can be rented for a small monthly fee and are usually monitored by CCTV and onsite staff members. Using a self-storage unit ensures that your possessions are kept safe and allows you to be more flexible with the items you choose to keep hold of. With flexible access times and a variety of unit sizes available at most storage facilities, storage units allow you to keep hold of valuable possessions.

Following our tips for downsizing your home and in need of a storage unit? We can help you!

We have 50 storage units at our Blackburn site that come in a variety of sizes and are ideal for individuals that are downsizing their home. All our units are monitored by CCTV and dedicated staff members and we offer flexible access during our opening hours.

To find out more, call us on 01254 677902 or email us at and we’ll be happy to tell you more about our storage facility.

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