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Downsizing Your Home

November, 2017

The term ‘downsizing’ can sometimes be misconstrued as a bad thing, but when it refers to your home it never should be. When you first start building your family it’s nice to have a space which is accommodating for growth and expansion, but when members of those family grow up and leave the nest, maintaining all of that space isn’t usually necessary anymore.

Here are some important tips to consider when it comes to downsizing your home:

‘The most difficult decision regarding how to move to a smaller home comes with determining what items to take along. So, how can you decide what to do? In order to answer this tough question, a good idea would be to begin from the most obvious – things that are broken, torn apart, worn out, etc. These are household goods that you will surely not need and use, so just plan how to dispose of them – whether you would like to throw them away or recycle is up to you. Without any garbage around you will more easily determine among the rest of the things you have what to take.

After that decide on what to do with the rest of the stuff in your home. If you have things that you haven’t used for more than a couple of years chances are you won’t do it ever at all. You should ask yourself for every time in your home which you are wondering whether to pack – do you really need it? Some options include donation of those things or who you could give them around to neighbors, friends, etc. Of course, a possibility is the moving sale in your back yard or in your garage.

Items that are of high emotional value to you or that are expensive and you wish to keep, will need to find its new place in your next home. Where will you place them? When moving to a smaller property you may not have space for everything that there is in your current home. That is why you could use storage for your excessive stuff.’ (source:

At Boyd your Ottawa moving and storage professional, we can help make your downsizing move process as simple as possible. Contact us to learn more today!