Tips for moving into a smaller home – Innovation Living


Downsizing is a significant, practical & financially positive lifestyle choice for people from all walks of life. Whether you’re an empty nester, young professional, a fly-in/fly-out worker or have simply decided “less is more”; moving from a large house to a smaller apartment or home definitely has its benefits.

Here are some tips you can use when moving to a smaller abode:

 1) De-clutter – 

This is the chance to get rid of unwanted / non – functional items taking up space. Organize yourself better by working out the available space in your new home and by placing the most used items in the most accessible places. This way you can utilize the space to its best advantage. Streamline your furniture & accessories to maximize the new area to its full potential.

 2) Storage – 

Restructure your items into logical groupings, making things easier to store & find in a smaller space. Install as many space saving shelves as possible. Why not enlist a storage specialist who can provide you with readymade ideas for ample storage solutions within drawers & cupboards.

 3) The move – 

Let each person plan their own bedrooms & take responsibility for their own new space. Label the cupboards & storage areas they will use for items & then they can label their packing boxes accordingly. This will also save a lot of time when unpacking at the other end.

 4) The absolute essentials – 

Once at your new home, unpack the most important items first in each room & place them in the most accessible areas (especially the kitchen). You will then know exactly how much room you have left to distribute other belongings. It is highly likely you will be happier after taking out the clutter from your life & beginning afresh in your new space.

If you have minimal space or have moved into a smaller living environment Innovation Living has many stylish yet functional furniture & decor options perfect for smaller homes, apartments & studios. Take a look at the website or feel free to pop into one of our concept showrooms. The team at Innovation regularly works with some great interior designers that we can put people in touch with to help in the process


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