Tips For Your Move When Downsizing To A Townhome

Are you soon going to make a move into a townhome? Is your current residence a single-family house and a bit bigger than the townhome you'll be moving into? If you want the move to go as smoothly as possible, here are some tips to keep in mind ahead of and during the move to make the downsizing process as easy as possible for you on moving day.

Let the Movers Know About the Size of the Home and Confined Spaces or Tricky Spots

Are there any spots in the new townhome where the door may be a bit more narrow? Any areas where it might be hard for three or more people to maneuver around? Letting your movers know about the size of the townhome and any tricky spots can help the moving company decide how many people to send for the job. Having three movers might be a crowd, in other words, if not every mover has the ability to maneuver freely in the new residence.

Downsize What You Can If You're Going From a Single Family Residence to a Townhome

When downsizing to a smaller residence, do what you can to get rid of things you don't use anymore so that you don't have to actually move all that much on moving day. You likely have some clothes you have not worn in years or maybe your kids have old toys they are never going to touch again. Sell off old furniture that's been sitting in your basement or attic. You could also consider getting a self-storage facility for some things you won't have room for but don't want to get rid of.

Pack Early and Label Boxes for Each Room

Does your new townhome have fewer rooms in it than your current single-family house? If so, you might need to condense your belongings so that items that were previously spread across multiple rooms are now in just one room. When packing your moving boxes, label each box to match the name of a room in the new townhome. This will allow the movers to quickly take the items to the correct room when they arrive at the new residence. As with any move, it's also a good idea to start packing early, although also consider that you could hire a moving company that also offers packing assistance and get an entire team up to your house in the days before the move to help you pack and secure your belongings.

Contact a moving company for more information