Successfully Downsizing your Home

Life often takes unexpected turns and you may be forced to move to a smaller home. This means you will need to drastically reduce the amount of furniture and household items you currently have. To help you with the downsizing process you can trust Millcreek Self Storage to hold the items you just can’t find the space for. Below are some of the steps you can take to help you in downsizing to fit into your smaller home.

Determine your Needs

Before you begin the downsizing process you will want to walk through your home and determine what you really need in order to live comfortably day to day. A lot of the items we tend to accumulate will sit and collect dust because of unmet plans or goals. Get rid of what you aren’t using right now and store what you think you might use in the future.

Go through Everything

When you are preparing to move and downsize your living situation you will want to empty out every cupboard, drawer, and closet to see what you have been keeping in your home over the years. Sort your items into specific piles determining what you will keep, toss, donate or store. Be picky and only keep what you really need.

Evaluate New Space

Before you start to haul over all of the furniture and items you are wanting to take with you to your new home, you will want to make sure you have enough room. Measure your existing furniture to make sure you are able to fit it in your new space while giving you enough room for storage. You might want to consider selling your original furniture for pieces that allow for more space in your home.


When downsizing you are going to be forced to get creative with your available storage space and organization. As you move into your new home you will want to organize as you go. The better you organize the space the better you can maintain the cleanliness of your home.

Downsizing the items you have in your home may seem hard at first, but you will soon discover that you can live successfully without all of the items you previously had. For the items you just can’t part with and don’t have the room for, you can easily rent a storage unit at Millcreek Self Storage. That way you can have what you need in our safe and secure facility. Call us today to learn more about the variety of units we have available.