When many people move, they’re relocating to a larger house or apartment, either because their family is growing, or because they’ve been saving for years and can finally afford that three-bedroom, two-bathroom home. However, there are those who are downsizing their living situation, perhaps because they’ve retired, or because certain circumstances have brought about the need to downsize. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we can help you move into your new place, no matter how big or small it may be!
Are You Downsizing?
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THE POSITIVES OF A SMALLER HOME
While it may seem disheartening to move into a smaller house, especially if the circumstances that caused the move were out of your control, there are positives that can be found. Smaller houses and apartments often require less upkeep, and the utility costs are often much lower. If you’re renting, your monthly rent will most likely be lower, which means you could end up with more spending money. Smaller residences are often closer to city centers, so instead of driving to work, you can walk or bike and save on gas money!
PURGING YOUR BELONGINGS
Moving into a smaller house will most likely mean that you’ll have to get rid of some things before you relocate. Your sectional couch may not fit in your new living room, so you may need to put it on Craigslist or see if there’s a relative who can take it. That being said, you’ll also have the opportunity to find a new couch or loveseat that fits perfectly in your new place!
When purging your belongings, it’s important to think about what you really need and what you can live without. A good place to start is your closet – are there items that you no longer wear that could be taken to the local thrift store? Another good spot is your kitchen – do you have cups and dishes that you never use, and could, therefore, donate to a worthy cause? Once you get started, you may be amazed at what you haven’t looked at or used in a long time.
SCHEDULING YOUR MOVE
Once you’ve found a smaller home that fits your budget, and you’ve gone through your current house or apartment and gotten rid of things, it’s time to schedule your move. At Billy Goat, we can help you find a date that works for you.
ORGANIZING YOUR NEW HOME
One thing that many people look forward to after moving is organizing their new home. With a smaller place, this will take you less time, and if there’s less storage space, you’ll have to be more intentional about what you have on display and what you stash in the closets or cupboards. You’ll also know where things are, which means you won’t have to go searching for them when you need them.
If you’re looking for a moving company in Fort Collins who can help you relocate to a smaller home, contact us today. We proudly serve all of Colorado!