Out of everything you have to do before, during, and after moving day, one of the most difficult issues that we face is deciding which things are going to stay and which ones are staying behind. These are the choices that we have to make, though. If you find yourself moving to a smaller place, into a big city, or just want to make things a bit more convenient to handle, then the best way to make moving easier is by downsizing. Here’s how:

Donate as much as you can

Go through the home with boxes and big trash bags, and get rid of everything that you don’t need. Take all of the excess trinkets, toys, clothes and canned goods and put them into bags and boxes for donations. Not only will this make things easier for you, but you will also be helping those in need.

Purge unnecessary things with some help

The next thing you need to do is a massive purge of the unnecessary things in your home. All of that stuff that you are keeping around for “someday” in the future. The reason you should get some help is so you will have a second opinion. You could probably convince yourself that you want things that you don’t really need. You’d be surprised at how much room you can free up by cleaning out the closets, basement, and bedrooms.

Organize a sale

A lot of people take large furniture with them across country because they fear that buying new stuff will be a headache and too expensive. True, a new couch might cost a lot of money, but you will actually save money by selling your old one and not moving it. Use the $ you get from a moving sale to invest in new, smaller stuff on the other side.

These are some of the best and easiest tips to make moving easier. Downsizing is the way to go for sure. Donate as much as you can, get rid of the stuff that you don’t need, and sell away your old furniture and invest in new, smaller stuff once you get there. This will make things easier for you and certainly for our friendly, professional movers.