At some point in their lives, many people realize they have too much space and want to downsize into a smaller home apartment. While it can be difficult to get rid of your items, it can also be very freeing to part ways with things you don’t need! Continue reading for a few downsizing tips to take with you as you move into your new apartment home.
Choosing Which Items To Give Away
As you start the downsizing process, you should have items in mind that will not be coming with you to your new apartment. Think through every decision, as it is very important to leave behind any items that don’t bring you happiness. If you haven’t used an object or worn a piece of clothing in over a year, it doesn’t need to come with you to your new home. Be strict during this process, and you will see how easy it is to part ways with things you don’t really need.
Donate or Sell Belongings
Before you start sorting out your belongings, ask your family and friends if they are interested in any items or have specific requests. If you have a friend who loves a piece of artwork that you don’t feel a special attachment to, donate it to them. While it may seem hard to get rid of items at first, it makes it so much easier when you see how much joy your belongings bring to friends and family. Donating gently-used clothing and furniture to thrift stores or consignment shops is also a great way to ensure the items are used by someone who needs them more than you.
List Of Things To Get Rid Of
If you need some help starting the downsizing process, here is a list of things you won’t need when moving into a smaller apartment:
- Garden tools
- Large power tools
- Excessive outdoor decorations
- Multiple sets of dishes, glassware, mixing bowls (only need one set each)
Of course, any furniture too large for the apartment and clothes that won’t fit in your closet or drawers should be on your list as well.
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