The Art of Downsizing: Specialized Services for Simplified Moves

The Art of Downsizing: Specialized Services for Simplified Moves

Moving to a new house can be a very difficult process, especially if the new place is smaller than your current home. However, with the right process, downsizing can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a look at a few tips that can eliminate some common problems and help simplify the moving process.


Hiring a Mover


A professional moving company can help you with decluttering and organizing your possessions. With their years of experience, they’ll know the best way to make sure everything is packed as efficiently and neatly as possible. They can also help lower the heightened stress levels that inevitably come with having to move and/or downsize.


Some people might balk at the cost of hiring a moving company, thinking that they can easily do the work themselves. For some people, that may be true. However, most people will benefit from having someone else be in charge of logistics, organizing, and other aspects of the move. Since your time and effort are also valuable, that should also be factored into the cost as you can be doing other things while the moving company or service handles this tough task.




Moving everything you’d like to keep will undoubtedly take many trips. By optimizing the logistics and making sure everything is packed up as efficiently, you can reduce downtime and make sure that the process doesn’t take more time than is necessary. This is another service that a moving company can provide, although it may be possible to do itself if you’re willing to spend the time. However, it may end up taking more time in the long run.


For example, if you’re moving a couch in the back of a van, you may have room to place boxes of clothes or other soft items that won’t be damaged on top of the cushions. This can save you several trips.


Storage Solutions


In some cases, you may end up with items that are too valuable (either monetarily or sentimentally!) to throw out or give away and you’d still like to keep but there’s no room for them in your new and smaller home. One option is a storage unit, which can generally be rented for a small monthly fee, potentially even a short distance away from your new location.


However, if you do decide to go that route, you’ll want to make sure everything is stored properly. Mold, mildew, and other things have been known to damage otherwise valuable items inside storage units. Try to avoid storing your possessions in cardboard boxes if possible. If you do, however, just make sure they aren’t sitting directly on the floor. Shelving units or even a small tarp will do the trick.




Moving from one place to another, especially when it involves downsizing, can be a very stressful and time-consuming process. However, hiring a good moving company can make the process significantly easier, more efficient, and less time-consuming. They’ll also be able to help you with downsizing if you’d like. Good luck with your next move!