Ready to Downsize? Transitioning from a Large to Small Home

When it comes to your house, bigger isn’t always better.

Whether because your children recently moved out, you no longer need the extra space, or because you’d rather spend your time traveling, there are plenty of reasons why people are choosing to downsize. Unfortunately, packing up a lifetime of memories can’t be done in one afternoon.

How to Downsize Your Home

Declutter before you pack.

Because packing can take a few weeks, if not months, you don’t want to pack necessities. Instead, start with what you won’t be packing — old clothes, shoes you no longer wear, video games you don’t play, and anything else that won’t be coming to the new house. If your items are in good condition, consider donating them rather than throwing them out.

Tackle one room at a time.

When it does come time to pack, make sure to do it in stages. If you decide to pack multiple rooms at once, you may quickly find yourself overwhelmed. Instead, focus on one room at a time — by breaking such a large task into smaller, more manageable ones, you can avoid confusion and burnout.

Invest in a portable storage container.

Part of what makes moving so stressful is the fact that everything feels like it has to be done in one day — and if you hire movers, that may very well be the case. But with a portable storage unit, you can pack and store your items according to your schedule.

Store items you may need in the future.

Torn between getting rid of something and moving it to your new house? Fortunately, those aren’t your only options! If you want to hold on to some memories but don’t have space in your new home, store them at our secure facility. If after a few months or years you need to get something in your container, we'll return the unit to your property.

Go Mini's Franchising, LLC. is committed to minimizing your worries and maximizing your storage space. We can work with your needs and your schedule to ensure you have the best storage experience.

Give us a call at (866) 446-6187 to reserve your unit today, or get an instant quote online.