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Downsizing Tips for Your Move to Dallas

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Downsizing your house is a very time consuming, stressful task you have to complete to prepare for a move. It can be difficult to focus on downsizing your home on top of planning and managing a relocation. Our professional Dallas Firehouse movers share a few downsizing tips to help you make your move to Dallas an easy one.

Downsizing Preparation

The key to any task or project is preparation. You need ample time before your moving date to sort through your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you want to donate. This is one of the most effortless downsizing tips that literally involves reducing the number of items you want to keep. The easiest way to get started is to donate duplicates. If you just open drawers you don’t use often, you’ll find things like multiple spatulas, extra sets of silverware you’ve never even opened, or elegant glassware you’re saving to use for a “special occasion” but ultimately end up collecting dust in the cabinets. Not to mention, you probably have countless promotional products like t-shirts, frisbees, koozies, and plastic cups that you’ve accumulated from different events and activities throughout the year. These are some of the things you can probably do without.

Once you have sorted through the items and compiled everything you want to get rid of, packing for your move will be much easier. The earlier you prepare, the better, so we recommend you start about 8 weeks before the date of your move.


Friends and Family

The easiest and most cost-effective downsizing tip before your move to Dallas is to ask friends and family either temporarily store some of your belongings, particularly things like antiques or family heirlooms. If there’s something you were getting rid of anyway, you could give it to a family or friend rather than donating it. At least you will know that your belongings are in a safe place with people you trust.


Contact a Storage Facility

If you aren’t ready to let go of certain items, then you should contact a storage facility. Our Firehouse movers recommend looking for a storage unit close to the area in Dallas where you will be moving. The best thing about investing in a storage unit is the fact you do not have to get rid of all of your things. You can always return and get items once you are ready to maximize your space once again.


Contact to Learn More

We offer our downsizing tips to make sure your move goes smoothly. Contact us to learn more about our Firehouse apartment movers who know how to navigate small spaces and are the pros when it comes to downsizing.