Archive for November 7th, 2012

The upside of downsizing

There are few things in life that strike fear in most people than the thought of moving. For some it is an unimaginable feat and avoided at all costs. Sometimes this is because over the course of a lifetime or even just a few years, we accumulate stuff. And lots of it. Whether its an overabundance of collectible items, furniture, books or even dolls, the sheer volume of things in our possession can be overwhelming.

If moving is in your future or has become your future, the first logical step would be to sort through and eliminate all unnecessary items. Downsizing can really alleviate the stress of one of the less enjoyable parts of moving: packing. This is especially important if you are downsizing in the size of your living space. Moving into a smaller home or apartment forces you to be critical in the items you take and take only what you need and what your new home can accommodate. You definitely do not want to be at the end of the moving process and realize you cannot fit all of your items into your new space.

After you have gone through all of your belongings and sold off or donated your excess items, the next step in the moving process is to determine if you can do it yourself or need to hire out some professional moving services. If you are pressed for time and need to get out of your current home and into your new place quickly, a moving company may be in your best interest. Moving companies offer a wide variety of services that run from packing supplies all the way to delivery services.

Moving is inherently difficult because it involves change. There are so many changes involved with relocating that add stress to your usual routine. Seek out help from either friends and family members or through moving services. While it may seem impossible at the start, moving is just one step in your journey and you will be able to get through it. Good luck!