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Downsizing Your Home for Moving.

Downsizing your home for moving can be a stressful time in your life, and the moving experts at Verity Van Lines have extensive experience helping seniors and those who are downsizing make the transition as smooth as possible.

The key to downsizing your home is making smart decisions about what items will stay with you and what won’t. It may sound simple, but in reality this can be a difficult process — tackle this task long before your moving date.

Start with the largest items. Take the floor plan of your new home and determine where every piece of furniture will go. If any of your current furniture will not fit in your new home, be prepared to leave it behind.

Next, you’ll need to address the contents of your closets, cabinets, basement and attic to determine what you have room for. Boxes full of odd-sized personal items are much harder to estimate than large pieces of furniture, so take your time and be thorough, as this task can be tricky.

Finally, consider what to do with items you do not want. A great option is to give them to friends and family members. A second option is a good charity, such as Move for Hunger. You can also hold a tag sale to liquidate unneeded items. These sales should be run by a professional as they have a built-in following that make the process much more efficient.

If there are any items that you simply cannot part with, Verity Van Lines offers a full suite of storage services to help protect your belongings.

If you’re looking to downsize your home and move, call the experts at Verity Van Lines today at 516-785-7620.

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