Decluttering or letting go of your cherished belongings can be the hardest part of downsizing. However, many people actually find the process emotional, yet refreshing.
The first thing to do is draw a floor plan of your new space. Measure your furniture and work out where they’ll fit best. If you have items you don’t want to get rid of but know they won’t fit, give them to a family member (that way you’ll still get to see them) or put them in storage with companies such as Lovespace.
For things that are broken beyond repair or you haven’t used it for years, be ruthless and get rid of them. You can donate things to grateful charity shops or sell items at auction. Online sites such as Ebay, Gumtree and Freecycle are great ways to have a clear out and make some money – you can sell pretty much anything on them.
If doing it yourself seems too much there are specialist companies such as The Senior Move Partnership can help you with the whole relocation process. From furniture planning, to packing up your house, they can provide a hassle-free move.