After sleepless nights and long days of arrangements, discussions, forms and phone calls, the day has arrived. You are holding the keys to your new house you cannot wait to call your new home. What next? Piles of packing boxes and an overwhelming amount of items are calling your name. How do I downsize my home? – you may ask. With our fool proof guide and removals services at MLW, you will have the most effortless time moving house. Trust us!
With the increase in prices on house bills as well as properties, you are certainly not alone, as recent research from Mccarthy and Stone shows that now 1 in 3 people are looking to downsize from their current home. Whether you are based in Bristol, Weston Super Mare or the South West, after downsizing with our handy guide, MLW removals will be able to help you further with your house move needs too.
How to declutter your home for an easy and quick house move?
Step 1: Gauge the Space Available in your New Flat
It’s time to put the interior designer cap on and get those measurements out about your new
house. First ,it’s important to establish what type of space you are moving into – whether it’s a multi-storey flat, a house, bungalow etc – as this might come with limitations of getting your furniture into a specific room.
Next, you’ll need to find out how much space there is to manoeuvre furniture around, as if your new place is filled with stylish and slim corridors, your current comfy corner sofa may not fit in.
Then, it’s time to figure out what style you are looking to introduce to your new space. If you are looking to bring a modern and contemporary feel to your living room, you may need to get your local removals company to move your abstract sofa elsewhere.
With an idea on how much space you have and the style, to take in considerations other factors such as pets, kids and accessibility to really hit the nail on the head with your house moving plan.
Step 2: Designating a Room for All Things Clutter
Whilst on the topic of ‘how to save money whilst moving home,’ we advise you to instead of renting a storage space, designate a room to all things you are looking to say good-bye to and dive straight in! Ideally, you would be looking to select a spare room, or a kids’ room which you can use for storage temporarily until the ray of moving a house.
Once you have selected a room, get that one cleared first, then move on room by room until eventually you have organised and sorted your whole house. What a dream this will be!
If you are really struggling with finding a space in your home, a great alternative could be using our local storage services, where you can store your beloved belongings for as long as you need, and have them out of sight until you require.
Step 3: Declutter one room at a time:
Moving houses and preparing your removals boxes for your
selected local removals company can get overwhelming. That’s why we are here. To help you become the master organiser you never knew you could become. It is also scientifically proven that decluttering your home can reduce stress, fight depression and help you focus. It’s time to go old fashioned, get a notebook out (or the notes app on your phone if you insist) and write down all the rooms in your current house.
Starting with the first room on your list, it’s time to go through the furniture, and every object in that room and ask yourself. ‘ When did I get this?’, When Did I use this last?’ Can I see myself using this in the next 6 months?’ ‘Is this item fully functional?’ Then act accordingly and put those items into your designated storage room and add them to your list.
And just like that, you have gone through every room in your house, created an inventory of unwanted home items and have gathered them together in one place.
If you still feel like it’s an overwhelming task, then take advantage of our packing services where you will be able to sit back, relax and let us pack up your home and transport your goods to your new place.
Step 4: Find a Solution for getting rid of old furniture, clothes and home items
You have done the most challenging parts of decluttering your home already. Saying goodbye to a few sentimental items, those clothes you’ve been meaning to wear for the last 4 years, the gigantic set of glassware and cutlery you have accumulated over the years and only use 10% of is a tough job, but you have done it! Now you’ll need to figure out how you will get rid of everything you set your heart to say goodbye to.
Top 4 platforms for selling unwanted home items after a house declutter:
- Facebook Marketplace
Top 4 platforms for giving away your unwanted items for free:
- Facebook Marketplace
What else can I do with unwanted furniture, clothing and home goods after a house removal?
A great alternative is to consider a few charities and get in touch with them to see if they are available to take in any of the items you own. More often than not they will be able to sell your items and help the fantastic causes they are campaigning for whilst freeing you form the unwanted clutter.
Another great option is to ask friends and family whether they could make use of your unwanted belongings. Giving them away to those close to you could be a great solution for those items you are saying goodbye to with a heavy heart.
Step 5: Arrange Your Home Removals
The final step is to arrange your home removals service and sit back whilst MLW removals do the hard work for you. Whether you are having your house removal in Bristol, Weston Super Mare or are moving house to the other side of the UK, we will be able to give you a budget friendly quote and an excellent service. Our large fleet of vehicles and experienced staff are the best house movers near you, and we pride ourselves on offering a personalised service to every one of our customers. As a local and independent house removals company, we know the roads of your area better than anyone and we are excited to help you take the stress away from this important time of your life.
Downsizing can be beneficial in many ways, from making your home feel more airy and peaceful to saving money on your house bills, but it can also be very overwhelming and stressful at times, turning the most exciting time of your life into a nightmare. Whatever your home removals needs are in the South West and beyond, MLW Removals will be able to help you with our reliable domestic removals services, packing services and storage services too.
Get in touch with us for a free quote online, or give us a call on 0333 253 8108.