Simple Tips for How to Downsize

Whether you’re relocating for a new job, augmenting your bank account by getting rid of unneeded space, or selling your empty nest, downsizing your home creates a to-do list a mile long. Make the move easier by checking off these downsizing tasks well before moving day.

3 Simple Ways to Downsize

  1. downsizing - move without the junkStart big or start small. No matter how far away your move is, it helps to have a place to start sorting. If your move is just a few weeks away, it’s probably best to start with big ticket items like furniture, comforters, and appliances. If you have months before your move, start small by organizing and boxing up one closet at a time.
  2. Toss junk now. There’s some stuff that no one has a use for. Toss these junk items before you move: old clothes, CDs and cassette tapes, forgotten books, DVDs you never watch, old clothes, sporting gear, kitchen gear, and garden tools.
  3. Make more than one sweep. Sometimes it’s hard for us to disengage. If you’re having trouble letting go of antique furniture, your first KitchenAid, or an old painting you won’t have room for, set it aside and come back to it in a few weeks. Sometimes a little time is all we need before we’re ready to pass a treasured possession to a close friend.

Call Mr Junk. If you’re moving to a new home, you have too much on your plate to worry about donating, recycling, or trashing your old stuff. If you don’t have a new home lined up for furniture and appliances, let us haul away your castoffs. We’ll leave your junk room clean and swept so you focus on finding the perfect park, best grocery store, or least intimidating gym near your new home.


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