Downsizing in Homes? Check Out These Tips

Man and woman seated on floor of empty apartment with moving box next to them.

Downsizing is a regular practice for homeowners who have, for one reason or another, found themselves with more home than they can handle. Whether you’ve just recently sent your children off to college or you’re finding yourself with too many rooms to clean and maintain, downsizing is a fantastic option for creating a new home in a much more manageable sized space.

While the process of moving from an overwhelmingly large home can be a relief, the steps needed to get from the current house to the next home can be daunting; particularly figuring out how you’re going to fit everything in your current home into a much smaller property.

In today’s blog post, the team at EZ Storage® are going to go over a few tips for anyone who is in the process of downsizing their home. If you find yourself needing some additional storage space while moving, contact our team, and we would be happy to answer your questions and get your self storage space set up.

Visit Your New Space

Something that we always suggest doing when moving to a new place is visiting the space and getting a good feel for it. The home that you’re downsizing from is going to offer more square footage, more storage, and a different layout. By visiting the new space and figuring out how much room you’re going to be moving into, you can get a better idea of what items you need to focus on in terms of downsizing. If, for example, this new home is going to have less closet space, focus your time on downsizing your closets. If, on the other hand, the kitchen in this new house is significantly smaller, work on narrowing down your kitchen items.

Determine Your Must-Have Items

As we just finished mentioning, the amount of space that you’re going to have in your new home is going to require you to narrow down your belongings. Something that we always suggest doing is figuring out what you absolutely must have in your home to maintain your happiness. For some this is a treadmill, for others it’s their collection of sports memorabilia, and for others it’s a wide variety of baking supplies. It doesn’t matter what your must-have items are, you will inevitably find a way to incorporate them into your new house — regardless of space.

Once you’ve figured out what these items are, you can start to get a better idea of where they’ll be stored and how much space you’ll have remaining. Not only is this helpful in ensuring you get these must-have items into your new home, but it helps narrow down the items that you can live without.

Get Organized

When the space that you have is limited, it’s crucial that you take time to organize items as you move them in. Not only is this great for starting a fresh chapter, but it’s a fantastic way to ensure you’re making the most of the space that you have. When you look at the storage opportunities available, figuring out how you can organize items within them so that they’re easy to access while still optimizing the space will provide you with the best of both worlds.

Invest in a Storage Unit

Downsizing can be perfect when it comes to livable space, but the reality is that there are still plenty of items that you may not use on a regular basis, but that you still want to hang onto. A perfect example, Christmas decorations and winter clothing. These types of items, you want to hold onto! Even if they’re not stored in the comfort of your home. For items like these, the perfect solution is a storage unit.

A storage unit provides you with the extra space that you need to hold onto certain items so that you don’t have to throw them away or fill your new space to the brim. EZ Storage® in Detroit offers a variety of storage units that range in sizes so you can find the perfect amount of space for you and your belongings. With the help of our unit, you can keep these items out of the way and stop by whenever you’re looking for something specific.

If you’re interested in learning more about the storage units that we have available here in Detroit, contact our office. We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote, answer any questions, or get your unit ready for you. The team at EZ Storage® is always happy to help make your storage solutions easier.