You can make the most of your smaller space by carefully and thoughtfully downsizing your home without getting rid of all of your belongings.
If you’ve ever thought about downsizing, you’ve probably wondered how much of your stuff you’ll actually have to get rid of. Downsizing can be an exciting process, albeit incredibly overwhelming. Sometimes, it isn’t easy knowing where to start, and knowing what to keep and what to do without is challenging. Today, we’re diving into the secrets of downsizing your property while keeping your stuff.
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4 Secrets to Downsizing Your Home Without Losing Everything
Downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get rid of everything. Here are some helpful tips for downsizing your home without losing all of your belongings:
- Bye-Bye Books — There’s something special about holding a book in your hands and feeling the texture of the pages between your fingers. Unfortunately, owning a lot of books takes up a lot of space. Instead of buying every single book you want to read, consider only buying the books you know you want to own and then getting the remainder of the books you want to read from the library or purchasing them and reading them on your tablet.
- Upload to the Cloud — Chances are, you have a stack or two of important documents or receipts that you’ve been holding onto. Instead of letting them take up valuable space, scan and upload these documents to the cloud. Shred what you’ve scanned and no longer need, and keep the rest in a small file box that can be stored in a closet, below a bed, or under the stairs.
- Minimize Your Wardrobe — As you begin the packing process, go through each piece of your wardrobe and determine if it needs to come with you for the next part of your journey. Look at each shirt, pants, shoes, etc., and ask yourself how it will play a role in your next home. For example, if you are moving to a warmer climate from a colder one, you may want to consider getting rid of all but one of your coats. Now, we’re not saying to get rid of everything. Keep your favorite practical pieces you need while saving a little room for heirlooms, keepsakes, and items that spark joy.
- Music Collection — There’s no room (especially if you’re downsizing) for your entire music collection in the digital world. Whether you’re holding on to records, cassette tapes, or CDs, it’s time to consider digitizing your music. If you don’t want to download each CD to your computer, consider signing up for a monthly music subscription that allows you access to millions of songs right from your phone or computer. The same goes for your collection of movies!
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