Downsizing your home


Are you moving to a smaller house? Then you need to downsize and get rid of your junk. Over time, we tend to accumulate a lot of unwanted rubbish in our homes. So, if you feel that you need to get rid of some excess baggage, then follow the guide below.


Assess what requires space

When downsizing you need to prepare yourself for having furniture that just won’ fit. It’s important to take a walk through your house and evaluate the things that you will get use out of in your new home. Does anyone actually sit on that chair in the corner? How often do you use that dining room table to eat off? Anything that you can’t give a reasonable enough answer for needs to be donated or sold.


Clear all shelves, cabinets and wardrobes

Clear all the storage units in your existing home entirely, then put back into them the things that you couldn’t live without. Whatever is not put back into the cabinets needs to be sold, recycled or donated.


Get measuring

Make sure you measure or your large furniture before you move. This is so you know what will fit and what won’t.


Assess your storage areas

You will need to measure and work out all of the suitable areas of storage you have available in your new home. Never overestimate the amount of storage that you will have.


Work out what needs to be recycled, sold or thrown away

When you’ve collected up all the items that aren’t fit for your new home, you need to decide what to do with them all. Some items will be suitable for re-selling, but others won’t. With the other items, you can either take matters into your own hands, or you could call in a waste clearance company to do it for you.


Hiring a waste clearance company to collect your junk may be the best idea when downsizing. Not only will they rid your house of all your unwanted items, but they will also decide what needs to be recycled, what could be donated and what can go in the landfill. This is far more environmentally friendly than hiring a skip.


Why not call us today or drop us an email, to see how Junk Hunters can help you in downsizing your home.

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