Posted on: September 11, 2018
If you are like most of us, the thought of having to move into a smaller home makes you shudder a little. This is even more the case if you are moving out of the suburbs and into the heart of the city. While this kind of move can be challenging, with careful planning, your move can go off smoothly and efficiently. Consider these tips from your local moving and storage experts at Baymeadows.
Moving into a smaller home means having significantly less space to work with. This is the perfect time to go through your home and declutter. Look at all the things you never use and put together a care package to take to your nearest donation center such as St. Vincent De Paul or Goodwill. Your charitable donations may help someone less fortunate, and they’re tax deductible.
By taking the time to declutter your home before the move, you will have less to move and to put in storage. This will make a significant difference in your total moving and storage costs if you choose to have a professional moving service do the work. With the money you save, you could go out to dinner or buy something really cool for your new home.
Along with having less space to put things in, a smaller home also takes less to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Some condos and apartment even include all or part of the utilities in the rent, but whether you pay part or all of the utility bills, you can expect them to be significantly lower. Imagine having even more money to put in your savings account.
Why pay someone to clean your new smaller home when you can do the work yourself. It’s one thing to hire a housekeeping service when you have a big house. But, when you move into an apartment or condo, cleaning takes far less time. Plus, by doing it yourself, you can add more to that already growing savings account.
One thing that many moving and storage companies say they hear from clients they’ve helped move into an apartment complex or condo, is that it is much easier to meet and make new friends. This is even more the case when the building has a pool, hot tub, or fitness center where people tend to gather.
Use the web and your own imagination to turn your small apartment or condo into a home you can be proud of and feel comfortable living in. Maybe add a reading nook, or perhaps add a sleeper sofa for entertaining overnight guests. But most of all, when you need a moving a storage company to help make your move go smoothly, contact Baymeadows Moving and Storage at (904) 737-3530 and talk to one of our moving experts.