Why People Downsizing into Smaller Houses/Apartments Need Moving Storage

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Why People Downsizing into Smaller Houses/Apartments Need Moving Storage

Why People Downsizing into Smaller Houses/Apartments Need Moving Storage

Downsizing your life helps you declutter and create more space for the things that are useful. At the same time, circumstances may dictate that you minimize your living space. For example, upon realization that your present house is too big and the rent chewing up a huge chunk of your income, moving to a smaller one might not be an option. During any of these instances, moving storage facilities will come in handy.

The best opportunity you have of putting away stuff you are currently not using is during the transition to another house or office. Before delving into reasons for hiring moving storage services, an understanding of the belongings you keep would suffice.

Types of possessions in every home

  • Emotional attachment possessions: Examples of these include clothing, jewelry and family photo albums. Others like a collection of wines and art are also in this group. Despite your love for these items, you may not need them soon. However, you should not mistake this to mean that you have outgrown their use.
  • Things that are useful but you can replace them anytime: Furniture, electronic goods, utensils, books, and magazines are perfect examples. The most distinct quality of them is that even though you have them, you can always buy others to take their place. Take for instance the collection of novels by a top author. If you lose a few copies, you would gladly visit a bookstore and buy others.
  • Stuff that you hardly use: Children outgrow toys very fast, and as they do, you do not throw these playthings away. As your taste for clothing changes, you tend to wear some more often than others. With time, you find that you have a pile of t-shirts, jeans, and pullovers that you have not worn in a while. These end up in your garage or basement, not because of damage, but you just do not use them.

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The need for storage

It is natural to want to keep stuff that you acquire in life. Letting go is usually not easy. Some of these things come into your life as gifts from people you love. As an avid reader, you buy books, and after reading, they remain on your shelves while you go out and buy some more. After a while, the items pile up and use valuable space. At times your house looks congested and disorganized.


Before moving out, take a list of possessions in the above three categories. Separate them from that going to the new apartment and rent a storage unit for their safe-keeping.

When moving to a smaller house or apartment, you might want to consider not traveling with things you rarely use. Such a realization occurs while packing and getting ready for a move. Taking them with you will only crowd your living space. To downsize to a smaller house, you have no option but to get rid of some of your possessions. Later, you could donate or sell them at an auction.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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