Downsizing / Rightsizing Tips
- Kitchen Items
- Decorative Items
- Hanging Closet Clothes
Downsizing the Kitchen
When moving from your more substantial home, you have less space in your kitchen to accommodate all your belongings.
How Many Pots and Pans Do You Really Need?
Top-Shelf Can Go...
The easiest portion of kitchen items to eliminate is the top shelf in all the upper cabinets including above the refrigerator. There is a reason; they are rarely, if ever, used; the items have ended up there in the first place.
Cups, Glasses, and Place Settings
The Kitchen Pantry, Drawers, and the Rest
What Decorative Items Should You Take?
Decorative items are the second problem area to address. Most clients move from much larger homes to smaller ones and have lived in these homes for decades. During that time, they accumulated many decorative items.
Downsizing The Closet Clothes
Chances are you are moving from a home with many extra closets that your new home will not have.
Measure how many linear feet you have in your new home to set the benchmark. Remember that a portion of your new closet can be double rodded, giving you additional linear feet.
Please do not double rod all of your new closets as you own a portion of clothing that requires the full length.
Once you start this process, you will learn we are creatures of habit by nature, and there is a large portion of clothes you have not worn in years and probably will never wear again. Try them on and see if they even fit you still or if you even like them anymore.