At some point, a family reaches a time where they no longer need as much space as they once did. Children leave home, and with the exception of holidays, the guest rooms often go unused. Making the decision to downsize can be intimidating, especially when you’re accustomed to the extra storage a larger house supplies. We’ve gathered 3 tips for downsizing to make the process as simple as possible.

Be Practical

Belongings can be hard to say goodbye to that have been a part of your house for many years. However, downsizing provides a great opportunity to evaluate what’s meaningful and useful in your home and decide if you need to keep it. Being practical when deciding what’s being taken with you during a move will make the transition into a smaller space much easier.

Quality & Multipurpose

In a smaller-sized home, every square inch becomes a valuable living space. Be sure to utilize what space you do have by incorporating quality and multipurpose pieces of furniture. Since you have a smaller space to furnish, it becomes more reasonable to splurge on the pieces that will be greatly used and add function to your home. Examples include custom kitchen and closet cabinetry or a garage storage system.

Keep Clutter Out

Once you are set on downsizing it’s easy to become bombarded with clutter. After making the big move, make an active effort to keep clutter out and find ways that limit the ability for it to collect. A great way to do this is to keep the kitchen counter clear, shop more thoughtfully, and donate or throw away unnecessary items.

Have you decided that it’s time to downsize? Call Roxan Coffman Properties today and let us find you your next dream home.