One of the projects you may put off until the last minute is getting rid of anything you can’t fit, won’t use or don’t need any more in your new apartment in North Seattle. We all have collections of stuff we don’t really use anymore, and it’s okay to have a few boxes of treasures sitting at the back of the closet.
Unfortunately, stuff can take over your life if you aren’t careful, and it’s not until you move into a new home that it becomes obvious. Even if you only have a month’s notice before your relocation, you can still make some progress in downsizing before you move to your new place.
Here are a few simple and surprisingly quick ways to downsize your lifestyle before moving into your new North Seattle apartment.
Take a Measuring Tape Around Your Apartment
Will the king size bed you own fit up the staircase and around the corner to your new second-story apartment? Is the bureau that sits in front of your bed at your current residence too long for your next apartment?
Even if your future apartment is the same size as your current place, some of the rooms will probably be a different size. Your bedroom might be 150 square feet in both residences, but it’s a square in your current place and a rectangle in your future home. Will your bedroom furniture fit?
“Start simple by calculating the total space of your new home. If you want to know how much you can bring, you need to know how much space you’re working with. Include the space in each room of your house.”
It may seem like hyperbole to suggest taking a measuring tape to the pieces of furniture you own, but it’s a huge hassle to show up to your new apartment and realize that you can’t fit your three-cushion couch through the doorway.
Don’t Be Afraid to Buy New Furniture
The concept of downsizing isn’t just related to tossing everything you own into the trash, giving it away, or selling it on Craigslist. Smart downsizing also means making choices in what furniture to keep and what furniture you might want to switch out with different pieces.
You may want to sell the furniture today that you know won’t fit in your new space and wait to purchase new furniture when you’ve moved. Here’s why:
- You’ll have to move fewer pieces of furniture if you sell some now and buy it when you’re already in your new apartment.
- You’ll be able to choose the ideal pieces for your new space and be confident they’ll fit and be a great addition to your apartment.
- You’ll save money moving because you might be able to rent a smaller truck or your moving crew won’t have to take as long to load and unload your stuff.
Find a New Apartment Home at Linden Square
Are you interested in finding a beautiful and exciting new apartment in North Seattle? We’d love to show you one of our spacious units that range from one-bedroom residences to three-bedroom homes. Contact us today to arrange a time to visit.