Deciding to downsize is never an easy decision to make, especially when it means cleaning out a child’s bedroom or eliminating a guestroom or office. However, simplifying your life by decreasing the square footage of your home can give you freedom to travel, experience new things, and even see parts of the world you previously thought impossible to visit. While Las Vegas storage units will give you a safe place to house your antiques and belongings you don’t want to downsize, you’ll still want to take the time to consider how best to get rid of your extraneous belongings.
Consider What You really Need
Beyond the basics like your bed, clothing, kitchenware, and other necessities, deciding what you want to bring with you can be tough. As a general rule, if you haven’t used something in over a year, it’s time to think about getting rid of it.
Downsizing takes time and patience, especially when it’s items that you’ve collected over the years. Don’t rush into the process. Take time to carefully examine everything that you’re considering getting rid of. If you feel that it may be useful down the road, set it aside. You can always reevaluate in a few weeks. Often, the more you get rid of, the easier it becomes to part with items you previously thought necessary to keep.
Don’t Let Clutter Build Up
When you’re sorting through your belongings, it’s easy to let clutter get the best of you. Rather than spreading out throughout your home, work to keep everything organized
. Use labeled boxes rather than miscellaneous piles and continue sorting throughout the entire process. The more unorganized things get, the more confusing the downsizing process can get.
Ask for Help
It’s surprisingly easy to become sentimentally attached to items we collect over the years. If you’re not sure whether or not an item should make the move or needs to be donated, ask for a second opinion. Your close friends and family members can often offer clarity when you’re struggling to decide if that anniversary gift that spent the last thirty years in the attic is worth bringing to your new and smaller home. While it may be hard to listen to their advice, consider that they’re only offering it because they care about you.
Get a Storage Unit
While you’ll still want to sort through things and get rid of the items you don’t really want to keep, you don’t have to get rid of everything. Instead, rent a storage unit and keep those items you love but rarely use from collecting dust in your home. The right unit will protect your belongings from weather, rodents, dust, and debris, and give you access to your items whenever you need them.
At Storage Durango Blue Diamond, we know that downsizing can be a challenge, but with the right storage unit, we can help alleviate your stress. Contact
us today for information on our availability and take the strain out of downsizing your home.