Many people, at some point in their life, choose to downsize their property and opt for something smaller. It maybe that the move is a means of freeing up equity from the current property and reducing the costs of running and maintaining the next property. Downsizing is also common once children have left home and during retirement as a large family home is perhaps no longer necessary. Whatever the rationale behind the decision, the practicalities of downsizing need to be well planned as it is often not feasible to fit the same amount of household possessions into a smaller floor space.
Ensure you know the dimensions of the rooms of your new property so that you can measure larger pieces of furniture and know whether they will actually fit.
It is important to start filtering through your household contents as early on as you can, particularly if you are downsizing substantially. There is an adage that if something is not useful, of sentimental or aesthetic value then you should dispose of it. Of the items disposed; donate items to the charity shops as far as possible and recycle. It can be difficult to know what action to take with items that have sentimental value but aren’t really essential for everyday life; this is where it maybe worth considering options for storage.
We, in particular, offer an excellent self-storage facility in central Wolverhampton which enable your items to be kept safely and securely, but enables you to have access to the room. We have equipped our facilities with CCTV and secure perimeter fencing. Each room has an individual padlock to enable you to access your own items. It is well worth considering this as an option during the downsizing process.
Less is more
Be mindful of not overstuffing your new property with too many things. It can really cause a smaller space to become claustrophobic and cluttered.
For further information on our self-storage facility please contact one of our advisors on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01902 714555