The Vantage Blog

Tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Home
May 14, 2019

The process of downsizing from a home you’ve been living in for years can be an sad and overwhelming, but exciting experience. By putting together a plan and being strategic, the process will be much easier than you would think!

Follow these tips to make downsizing to a smaller home a seamless process.

Plan Ahead

By planning ahead, you have the time to go through all of your belongings (keep or donate?), properly pack in an organized fashion, hire movers, and set any goals that need to be accomplished before the big day comes.

Minimize Duplicate Items

Purchasing duplicate items happens! You forget you have something and go out and purchase a new one. This tends to happen the most in the kitchen, where space is limited. When you’re organizing your belongings and packing up your home, donate or recycle these duplicate items so you have more space for items you might need to purchase after you move.

Make the Most of Your Storage Space

Smaller spaces typically have smaller storage space available. If you’re moving into a space that has a lot of space to add in more storage, we’re jealous! If you’re stuck with limited storage space, be sure to make the most of it. Add in any hanging racks and utilize bookshelves and organizers like your life depends on it.