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How to adjust to moving into a smaller apartment


No matter which is the reason for you downsizing the living space, moving to a smaller apartment can actually be really fun. Imagine always having company and being able to cook while your friends are in the same room watching the football game. But there are not so nice things when you need to adjust to moving into a smaller apartment. There are some dilemmas, like what will you do with your bulky furniture or where will you place your favorite items that you have but do not use, such as family albums? It can be really tricky when it comes to packing and moving. But hiring U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, you will be on a good start when it comes to moving into a smaller apartment. 

How and where to start?

Be aware of the fact that preparing for this kind of relocation can cause you a lot of stress and anxiety. That is why it is crucial that you find some window, a place, or a thing that will keep your mind of for a few minutes. Downsizing is maybe the most stressful type of relocation. So make sure that moving to Brooklyn stays in your mind like a smooth and nice relocation. Think ahead and make a plan that will turn the smaller apartment into the most stylish home ever.

cup on books next to bed as one of the ways of making a stylish home when moving into a smaller apartment
Moving into a smaller apartment means that you can make your home be more stylish.

So start planning

As soon as you know that you are about to move into a smaller apartment, you need to start planning. You need to be aware of the fact that downsizing can make you feel sad and blue and that happens usually where there is family involved. So you may start with choosing the things and items you like and the items you cannot live without. Make sure that every member of the family that is involved with the relocation knows your intentions and that you are all on the same side. Once you have listed all of the items you are willing and able to take with you, it is time to find self storage Brooklyn is offering. There you can place all of the items that you love but can’t bring along.

Think about your needs when moving into a smaller apartment

You need to set up your priorities. This means that you need to take a few things into consideration. Do you really need an entire office or you can just have a desk in a corner of the room and work from there? Is there any piece of furniture that you are no longer in need of? All of these things need to be determined in order to go through the relocation with minimum stress.

Positive thoughts are crucial

If your moving into a smaller apartment is caused because of financial reasons or you just cannot keep the entire house on its feet, make sure that you are aware of that. Those thoughts can really do you a favor and make you think positively about this type of relocation. Eventhough you might be losing an extra bedroom, think about lower bills and less space to clean and maintain. And by lowering the bills, you might consider getting full-service movers in NYC. You will be moved by the professionals and you will not have to worry about the price since your bills are going to be lower.

sign and glasess on the table
Positive thoughts are crucial when you are moving into a smaller apartment.

Packing for moving into a smaller apartment

This process is where it gets tricky. You are already aware of the fact that you will not be able to bring everything that you own. So, there is a simple solution for you. Make three piles. The one where you will place all the items that you are moving. The second one is the one for selling. And the third one is for charity. If you are about to have help from your family members, give them an opportunity to take something that they love.

Some studies have shown that the average people who are downsizing bring only 1/3 of their belongings.

So, once you have piled the items that you want to keep, it is time to do some more decluttering. Make sure that you are taking only what is necessary. This is also very stressful, so whenever you need to take a break and relax.

Changing habits is the most important task before moving into a smaller apartment

Moving into a smaller apartment simply means that you do not have the same storage possibilities you would have in a bigger home. But this is good. In this case, you will not catch yourself keeping and piling the stuff you do not need. And you will be able to reduce the old boxes just by telling that you do not have enough space. For example, decorations and small items you are keeping on your shelves are not coming with you. That is good because there will be less dust and less space to clean. This is also the case with the wardrobe.

old photos in box
Let every family member take what they love from your home.

Moving into a small apartment does not have to be so hard and stressful. Keep in your mind that as long as you are thinking positively, the relocation will be too. Make sure that you adjust your habits and that you are open to changes. You can always style your apartment in the way you like. Find some ideas from friends or search the online ideas on how to decorate your small place to look even better than a large house. Remember that the bigger is not always the better. And think about your needs. Moving into a smaller apartment can make you save some more money and maybe in a few years you will be able to buy the right size home where you can have everything that you imagined. Do not let the anxiety and stress prevent you from enjoying your life.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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