It’s all the craze! With careful planning, you too can embrace a minimalist lifestyle.
Lincoln Self Storage has some great tips to help you get started.
1) Take Notice of Your Situation
Measure your new space, measure your old furniture, and figure out what will fit and what won’t. Keep items that’ll help you make the most of your space. With clothing and items like kitchen utensils, zero in on the things you have duplicates of or haven’t used in months or years. Set them aside in a “discard” pile. Need help deciding what stays and what goes? Channel your inner Marie Kondo get to work!
2) Create a Budget & a Plan
Now that you know what you’re keeping, it’s time to figure out what items you’ll need to buy to help fulfill your downsizing dream. Maybe it’s a day bed or Murphy bed to save bedroom space. Perhaps it’s that super spacious armoire on? Plot a plan of action and then start researching the best deals. Most important, set a budget and stick to it.
3) Sell or Donate Your Old Stuff
Remember all those items you decided to get rid of? Now’s the time to sell or donate them. Check out Facebook Marketplace or eBay and see what you can get for it all. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, consider holding a yard sale. Sound like too much work? Then maybe a quick trip to Goodwill is in order.
4) The Power of Shelves
Shelving is a downsizer’s best friend. Shelves will help make the most of your new home’s wall space while freeing up room elsewhere. If you’re handy, you can even build your own shelves and tailor them to your new space. Figuring out how to use shelving strategically and creatively can be fun. Need some inspiration? There are lots of ideas on Pinterest!
5) When in Doubt, Store It
Have too many sentimental items you just can’t stand to part with but don’t have the space in your new home to keep them all? You might want to consider a storage unit. We offer units in a variety of sizes and types, so you’re sure to find the right fit. Ask about our NEW climate control units.
Congratulations! You’ve officially downsized. Now it’s time to kick back and reap the benefits. Check out our blog section for even more moving, organization, and storage tips.