You can make the most of a smaller home with less space by using smart design strategies and careful planning.
Whether you’re getting a smaller space because your youngest has finally gone off to college or you’re trying to save on the expenses living in a larger home requires. Downsizing doesn’t have to be a difficult or terrifying process. By following these easy steps you’ll be able to make your new modest (or more modest for some) space work for you.
These tips can help you make the transition with ease and eliminate unnecessary stress!
#1 – Measurements Are Essential
Before you make an offer on a smaller property get your measuring tape out to see if your furniture will fit. You should already know the measurements of large essential items like your bed set, dining suite, sofa, even your television. When you were living large, everything was large. Literally.
Now that you’re downsizing you’ll notice how precious space is and how easily it can be used up. The measurements will also serve as a guideline as to what you can keep and what would require a smaller alternative.
#2 – Rarely Used Items Aren’t Essential
It can be challenging to get rid of things — even if you don’t use them often. To avoid feeling helpless and downtrodden don’t think of what you’re giving up think of what you’re gaining. Downsizing your belongings can also simplify your life. If you have items that still have a lot of life left in them, you might try giving them to family members, charities or friends. Finding a good home for your things can make it easier to part with them. For valuable items you may even consider selling them.
#3 – But It’s Really About Smart Storage
Less square footage doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of everything you own. You just have to be smart about how you organize your space. There are enough storage solutions available that will help you make the most of your new living space. Simple solutions that cost next to nothing will go along way.
Try mounting your television to the wall to increase floor space or using storage ottomans for combination seating and storage. Make the most of excess space at your avail. Consider getting storage solutions that make it easier to store items underneath your bed, or getting floor to ceiling storage solutions to make the most of all your wall space. There are great solutions for garages as well!
These simple tips will literally make downsizing easier and less STRESSFUL. Remember that smaller spaces are trending at the moment and so are innovative solutions to make the most of the space at your avail. These trends make downsizing less daunting and more delightful.