Letting go of your belongings is a challenge—especially if you're moving abroad. If you're moving into a smaller home, it's important to maximize your space and use creative storage in your new place. Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has put together some tips to help you fit your life in a smaller space.
Calculate Your Total Space
First thing’s first: know how much space you’re working with. It’s helpful to calculate the total space in your new home because it will help you know how much you can take, and how you can organize it. By understanding the amount of space you are working with, you will be able to stretch a small space considerably.
You should calculate all the areas of your new home, including:
- Attic storage
- Basement storage
- Bike storage
- Building in shelving areas
- Kitchen cabinets
Get Rid of Old or Unused Items
Moving into a smaller space is the perfect opportunity to get rid of unnecessary junk. This includes clothing that you no longer wear, books you don't like, outdated electronics, or other items you rarely use. By decluttering, you're making space for the things that are valuable to you.
We suggest going through every room and storage space to pack up the items you no longer use. By doing this first, you can create a plan for the items you want to take with you on your international move.
Organize Before You Pack
Moving into a small space requires creative storage hacks. Create a plan to strategically pack the items that are going to your new home. In preparation for the packing process, organize your possessions according to where they'll go in the new place. You can pack strategically by planning what items will go into each room and area. This will make the unpacking and organizing process much easier for you.
Use Creative Storage Solutions
Get creative while moving into your new home! Building platforms, installing hooks, and utilizing the full height of your new home is an effective way to increase the amount of storage space you have. A professional closet organizer can also help you use your space efficiently. Whether it may include raising your bed, hanging your bike on the wall, or hanging pots and pans in the kitchen, there are countless ways to make your space work for you.
Outsource Your Storage
If you are indecisive with what items you want to get rid of, renting a storage unit is always an option. A storage unit can be handy to keep seasonal supplies, appliances, or furniture. Although you will have to make monthly payments to rent a storage unit, it's a good option for keeping valuables that do not fit in your new home.
Packing and organizing for the relocation into a smaller space is an overwhelming process. Let our expert movers help you pack, transport, and organize your belongings to make your moving process as stress-free as possible! Contact our international movers today at (818) 960-1988 for a free in-home quote.