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Tips for Moving into a Smaller Space

By · January 5, 2022
Tips for Moving into a Smaller Space

Like any other place in the world, Dubai has a lot going for it as well as some major drawbacks. When moving to a new place it is essential you know what both bad and good things you can expect from your new home.

People buy larger homes for several reasons: They outgrow their smaller home, they receive a promotion and raise at work, they are convinced by a realtor that they can afford it, they hope to impress others, or they think a large home is the home of their dreams. They also buy bigger and bigger homes because nobody tells them not to. They think buying bigger homes makes them happier. 

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Modernist Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe popularised the phrase, “less is more”. The less complicated the process, the more it will be valued or appreciated. With this mindset, you might decide that your current home may be too large for your needs. Moving into a smaller space has obvious economic benefits. 

What presents a challenge for most people is downsizing their belongings to fit into their new home especially if you came from a larger house. We are going to give you a few tips to make this process easier. 

1. Walk around your house and create a list of essential items 

Obviously, you want to include your main furniture and all the basics that frame your home provided they will fit your new living space. Other necessary things might be tool kits, expensive electronics, or cookware. As you make your list, try to be realistic about your non-essentials. 

It can be tough to let go of items you are familiar with but be honest about what things you probably will not use. For instance, donate any clothes you do not actually plan to wear again. This is also a good time to throw out all those broken appliances, stereos, or exercise machines that have been collecting dust. This will also have a good impact if you hire movers and packers Dubai since there will be a few items to pack and move.

However, if you decide to do it yourself, seriously declutter and downsize, pack up these junk boxes and drawers that have grown over the years. If there are items with sentimental family values that are too big or too plentiful to take along, consider if you can give them to another family member or close friend to hold on to for you. 

2. Clean out extra items and duplicates

When you live in the same place for a long time, you often end up with multiples of the same items. As you take an inventory of your cabinets and drawers, you might find that you have several identical spatulas or things in the kitchen. People also tend to notice they have dozens of linen and china sets. Pair down to just one or two of each item you need and clean them before you go. This will make it easier for you or your movers and packers Abu Dhabi to pack and move the items making your move faster and more convenient.

3. Consider your storage space

Do a walk-through of your new home to take note of the storage spaces and measure the closets and cabinets. If you have a lot of belongings that need to come with you, try to brainstorm some ways you can most efficiently use your new space. This way, you can also instruct your movers Abu Dhabi on where to put the belongings which will save you time and effort in moving the items.

Try to install closet dividers, find tall shelves, or place storage bins under beds and couches. Purchasing coffee tables or bench seats that open into storage trunks is also a clever way to keep extra blankets or magazines. If there are still too many items left over to comfortably fit in your new home, resolve to put the additional belongings in storage and reassess whether or not you still want them in a few months.  

It is easier to maintain, often less costly, you spend less time decluttering, less debt and less risk, mentally freeing, smaller environmental impact, you free up more time, encourage family bonding, lessen the temptation to accumulate, and are less obligated to decorate. Should you move into it? Probably, but the logic still needs to prevail.

There are a lot of movers in Dubai, movers Al Ain and any other movers in the UAE that have a lot of experience helping people to move. Wise Move will offer full services so you can maximise the efficiency of your move.  We are here to make sure the transition to your new location goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish. If you need help in any upcoming home move, contact Wise Move for professional and personalised solutions.