There are numerous reasons for downsizing – from looking to cut costs, being tired of taking care of extra space, kids moving out, and more. If you’re used to living in a larger space, it can be difficult to figure out how to downsize effectively. At Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston, we can help! Discover some of our essential tips for downsizing your home below.
Comb Through Your Home Carefully
Moving is a great time to declutter your home and get rid of the stuff you don’t need. When downsizing, however, it can be easy to go overboard. You might feel inspired to get rid of just about everything – including items you might need. Before throwing things out, do a careful comb of every room in your home. Sort items into different categories – things you want to hold onto, items you might want to get rid of, and obvious junk that can be thrown out.
Focus On Big Items, Not Small
When tackling clutter and junk, start with larger items first. These can be harder to part with, but they’ll eat up the most space. Think about your new space: do you have room for a guest bedroom and home office? Do you need more than one coffee table or sofa? What about rugs that won’t fit, or lamps that aren’t necessary? When moving, you should only take large items that you know will fit in your smaller home.
Never Underestimate A Good Storage System
When downsizing, having a good storage system is crucial. It’s easy for a smaller home to feel cluttered, especially if you don’t have the right storage for everything. Built-in storage is the best option because it will integrate seamlessly into the layout and style of the home. Many small homes come with excellent built-in storage options – but if yours doesn’t, we can help! Custom closets, entertainment centers, home offices, kitchen pantries, and more – we do it all. Contact our experts today to discover how a custom-built storage system could benefit your life. Our team will take care of design and installation.
Consider A Murphy Bed
One of the downsides of smaller homes is the limited extra rooms. If you’ve grown accustomed to having a dedicated home office, guest bedroom, den, or game room, you might be dreading going without in your new home. However, you can have it all – with a Murphy bed! Murphy beds provide additional space and dual-purpose to any area of your home. Your home office or living room can be transformed into a spare bedroom with an easy-to-operate Murphy bed. At Closet & Storage Concepts, we have Murphy beds in a variety of styles and styles – horizontal, vertical, with built-in storage and even built-in desks.
Get Organized With Closet & Storage Concepts!
The team at Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston, MA is ready to help you downsize and create the perfect new home. With custom closets, pantries, and more, we have a storage solution for every part of life. Contact us today to get started with a free in-home consultation, or visit our showroom in Boston!
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