Moving to a smaller place can be such a liberating experience! You will cut your cleaning and up-keep time in half, you’ll be able to focus on creating a cozy space for yourself and most of all, you’ll be saving money on all sorts of monthly bills. But, before you go calling your local Kansas City movers and ordering packing services, you should take care of a few things on your end first.
- Measuring Tape Is Your Friend
Ask any local Kansas City movers for advice on packing for a smaller home and they will all say the same thing: start measuring! And we agree! Measure all your furniture as soon as you can and keep the measurements in your phone.
Take some measuring tape to your new home and measure out spaces for large furniture. Where will the sofa, bed and cabinets go? Try and figure this part out before ordering professional packing services; because it will be frustrating to make these decisions when the movers are carrying items into your new place.
- Donate or Sell
The first and most noticeable difference between your current place and your new, cozy space, is that not everything is going to fit.
Once you’ve measure all your furniture and determined what you want to keep in your new place, donate or sell the rest.
These days it’s easy to sell furniture online through Craigslist or Backpages; even Facebook has a market place for selling furniture. And anything you don’t sell, you can donate. Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity have services that will pick up your unwanted furniture for you.
- Reorganize and Get Creative
Smaller places are more prone to clutter but this can be avoided. Ikea, Walmart and Kmart are all filled with affordable solutions to stay organized. Visit the teacher section of any store and you’ll have plenty of options to ensure you avoid the clutter when moving to a smaller place.
For everything else, contact your local Kansas City movers!