Moving into Small Spaces

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Moving into Small Spaces

More people today are making a choice to move into smaller homes rather than larger, spacious homes. Moving into a smaller space has its perks, including easy maintenance and less cleaning. A limited floor plan also makes it less tempting to accumulate unnecessary items.

Smaller spaces however can make for a tight move, so it’s important to know how best to transport your furniture damage-free. We’ve put together the following tips to help you move into a small space.

1.  Measure!  The first step to ensuring your furniture will fit into your new space is to find out the dimensions and size of each room and its desired furniture pieces. Make a floor plan and map out where everything will go. This will ensure everything will fit prior to transport.

2.  Big Furniture First.  Move all large furniture items first and disassemble pieces that are too large to move as is. These pieces will be the hardest to maneuver, so you will want to have as much space available as possible. This way you won’t be tripping over smaller items, and have enough energy at the end of your move to tackle lighter furniture and boxes.

3.  Downsize.  Take the time to go through your furniture and belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you want to donate. Keep in mind that just because you are moving to a smaller space doesn’t mean you have to get rid of everything you own.  Think about what you really need, and whether or not it fits within the space limitations of your new home.

By following these simple tips, it can help take some of the stress out of the move while downsizing and help utilize the new small space to its maximum potential.


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