Tips for Moving into a Smaller Location

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Moving from a larger to a smaller location, whether it be a home or a commercial space, can be a tricky process. This is due specifically to how difficult it is to bring a ton of belongings that all fit into a larger space, and make them fit into a smaller space – especially if the size difference is significant. Here’s a guide to moving from a larger into a smaller location, as prepared by the moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving & Storage.

Changing how you View your Space

If you didn’t inherently want to downsize, but did it due to a new job or budgetary concerns, you may not be happy about living with less space. We recommend focusing on the positive aspects of living in a smaller space. These include a much more simple level of upkeep and less money spent on maintenance. If you’re moving to an area that allows for travel by walking or bike riding, you will have the benefits of exercise that fits squarely into your schedule, as well as less reliance (and money spent) on gas powered vehicles. Find the ways to be happier with your new cozier space.

 

Downsizing Belongings

First, determine which belongings you would be sad about losing. These are the essential items that you absolutely need to bring with you. Items that are too bulky to fit in your new home, and are replaceable with smaller versions, are just that – things. And things don’t matter as much as family and the items that bring you joy. We recommend cutting down the amount of items that you’re bringing on your move – making a list of things to definitely bring, and the items that you wouldn’t mind giving away – or even selling!

 

Giving Away ‘Maybe’ Belongings

When you’re living in a smaller space, your storage space is smaller. That’s why it’s important to give away items that you only thing you might want to keep. These include multiples of items including glassware, cutlery, and dishes. Since your space is smaller, it will be inherently more comfortable and pleasant to live in when you have more space – which means less stuff. There’s a zen mindset to living in a smaller space, where you keep the practical essentials and the items that truly bring you joy around you – and just those.

 

Making New Practices

Since you have less stuff in your smaller home, you will find the benefits of not having to deal with cluttered books or boxes of storage. In your smaller home, all your items will have a designated space, and be within arms reach. However, in order to enforce this organization to your maximum benefit, you will need to create new practices and habits of organization. This includes making designated spots for all items – like car keys, wallets, or electronics chargers – and even a practice of downsizing. This practice can entail a ‘one thing out and one thing in’ policy of giving away one decorative item when you take another one into your home. This can make your home dynamic in the way that you utilize your space.

 

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Tips for Moving into a Smaller Location

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Moving from a larger to a smaller location, whether it be a home or a commercial space, can be a tricky process. This is due specifically to how difficult it is to bring a ton of belongings that all fit into a larger space, and make them fit into a smaller space – especially if the size difference is significant. Here’s a guide to moving from a larger into a smaller location, as prepared by the moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving & Storage.

Changing how you View your Space

If you didn’t inherently want to downsize, but did it due to a new job or budgetary concerns, you may not be happy about living with less space. We recommend focusing on the positive aspects of living in a smaller space. These include a much more simple level of upkeep and less money spent on maintenance. If you’re moving to an area that allows for travel by walking or bike riding, you will have the benefits of exercise that fits squarely into your schedule, as well as less reliance (and money spent) on gas powered vehicles. Find the ways to be happier with your new cozier space.

 

Downsizing Belongings

First, determine which belongings you would be sad about losing. These are the essential items that you absolutely need to bring with you. Items that are too bulky to fit in your new home, and are replaceable with smaller versions, are just that – things. And things don’t matter as much as family and the items that bring you joy. We recommend cutting down the amount of items that you’re bringing on your move – making a list of things to definitely bring, and the items that you wouldn’t mind giving away – or even selling!

 

Giving Away ‘Maybe’ Belongings

When you’re living in a smaller space, your storage space is smaller. That’s why it’s important to give away items that you only thing you might want to keep. These include multiples of items including glassware, cutlery, and dishes. Since your space is smaller, it will be inherently more comfortable and pleasant to live in when you have more space – which means less stuff. There’s a zen mindset to living in a smaller space, where you keep the practical essentials and the items that truly bring you joy around you – and just those.

 

Making New Practices

Since you have less stuff in your smaller home, you will find the benefits of not having to deal with cluttered books or boxes of storage. In your smaller home, all your items will have a designated space, and be within arms reach. However, in order to enforce this organization to your maximum benefit, you will need to create new practices and habits of organization. This includes making designated spots for all items – like car keys, wallets, or electronics chargers – and even a practice of downsizing. This practice can entail a ‘one thing out and one thing in’ policy of giving away one decorative item when you take another one into your home. This can make your home dynamic in the way that you utilize your space.

 

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