How To Downsize Your Home For A House Move

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  • Published on Friday, 21 March 2014
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How To Downsize Your Home For A House Move If you’re moving into a new house then you probably have lots of items to take with you! Not only will you have bags and boxes overflowing with your own personal belongings, but you might even have furniture or large appliances to move with you as well. One of the best ways to prepare for your moving day is to downsize your home before you move. This will help to ensure that you’re not going to be moving too many items, and that you’re not going to be filling your new home with clutter! Here are some tips for you when it comes to downsizing your home for a house move.1)    Think about the property you’re moving to.If you’re moving to a smaller property than the one that you’re currently living in then you might need to think carefully about what it is that you need to take with you and what it is you can leave behind. Have all of the measurements of your new home to hand, so that you can get rid of furniture that’s going to be too big. Have a rough idea of how much you want to be getting rid of in order to move into your new place successfully. This will give you a great starting point for your downsizing. 2)    Start room by room.Work through each of your rooms individually. Never start decluttering and sorting your house as one big job as it’s easy to get confused and to make a mess! Instead start by picking a room to sort and begin by throwing out anything that you don’t want and that you don’t think you’ll be able to sell or give away to charity. Next you can sort out what you do want to donate. This should leave you with items that you can sell and items that you want to keep. Do this for every room of the house and you’ll be amazed at how much space you’ve already made! 3)    Selling your items online.There are many different ways in which you can sell your items online. You can use online auction websites, pre-owned websites for local sellers and you can even advertise your wares through social media networks. Decide which is right for you, and which is right for the items you’re wanting to sell. Things such as clothes and bags may do better on an auction site, as they’re going to seen by more people. However, furniture will probably have a higher chance of selling through local means, as whatever you’re selling is likely to be a collection-only item. 4)    Selling your items through other means.If you aren’t interested in selling your items online then why not try more traditional methods? Newspapers, post offices and local shops are a great place to advertise furniture, or if you have lots of things to sell then it might be worth trying to find a car boot sale or a local jumble sale. Check with your friends and family to see if they’re interested in looking at what you have, and let as many people as possible know that you’re having a clear-out. Bargain hunters can be found everywhere and anywhere, so put in the time to see who might be interested in buying your belongings. If your furniture items don’t sell then these can be donated to charity. Speak to your local charity shops to see if they’re interested and whether or not they can pick up larger pieces from you.

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