Whether or not to downsize is a major, emotional decision.  Some people downsize when their children move out of the home.  Others may wish to have a more manageable mortgage or rent payment.  Whatever your reason, there are ways to help make the downsizing process easier.

3 Guys Moving is a full service moving company that has handled thousands of local and long-distance moves.  After more than three decades in business, we’ve seen it all!  And, we’ve handled everything from simple moves to large-scale ones that require specialized skills such as piano moving. When it comes to downsizing, the biggest issue our movers and packers run into is having more to move than the new space allows. Let’s discuss some strategies to help you prepare for downsizing.

The first thing you will want to do is declutter. Many people consider this the toughest of all tasks.  If you are going to downsize, you will need to get rid of things!  And, you will need to do so before the movers and packers arrive.

  • Start with making a list of everything you must keep.
  • Make a list of items you would like to keep.
  • Make a list of things that you do not need to keep.
  • Discuss your lists with family and friends. Are there any items they would like to take off your hands?
  • Consider donating the items you do not need to charity or selling them online or at a garage sale.

If you still find you have too many items for your new place, then go back through your lists and see what else you may be able to get rid of or consolidate.  If you are still at an impasse, you can always have our movers and packers take some of the items to storage.

Part two of our article will discuss more ways to help prepare for downsizing.

Do you need a full service moving company either now or in the future?  If so, our movers and packers are ready to help.  3 Guys Moving is a packing and moving company dedicated to ensuring our customers are satisfied.  Our long-distance and local movers take pride in what they do and they do it well.  And, because we are a moving and storage company, we can store your items in our secure, climate-controlled warehouse during your interim move. Don’t settle for just any packing and moving company.  Use the one that is trusted and experienced.  Give your friends at 3 Guys Moving a call today!