Downsizing is never easy. If you’re experiencing the empty-nest syndrome and have the need to move to Melbourne, you’ll need to downsize your current belongings to see what is really needed and what you can take with you to your new home. It is really not easy to give-up things you’ve had for a long time.

So, how do you start?

Start by identifying where you will put the extra things. Before you decide what you need to give-away, decide where it will go first. There are a few options like charities, friends and family, auction or hold a garage sale. You can also ask the Removalists Melbourne if they can dispose some of the things for you. Sort the house, make a list of the things you need to dispose of and start placing the items next to the receivers.

Then assess the new home. Try to get a floor plan in advance so you can find out the exact size of each room. By doing this you can decide in advance what you need to take with you and what gets left behind. You can also measure furniture based on the size of room. By choosing a reputable furniture removalists you’ll be able to instruct the movers Melbourne as well where to put furniture exactly.

Go through each room and see if there are things you don’t use much. You can start with the attic, basement or spare room as this is where you usually store things you mostly use. It is easier to get rid of things that are usually in the storage.

Gather packing supplies and tackle one room at a time. Sort, pile and pack. Keep the things you don’t need and giving away in a separate room or you can call the people, the Melbourne moving services or organization whom you’d like to give it to and have them pick it up as soon as possible this way you won’t have the time to change your mind anymore.

You can ask yourself these questions as you go through each room:
• When was the last time I used this thing?
• How often do I make use of it and why?
• Does it provide a purpose?
• Do I have another item that can serve the same purpose as this item?
• Does it have sentimental value that cannot be replaced?
• Is this item something I love having?
• Is it still in good shape?
• Can I still use it for a long time?

Once you’re already done packing your home, call the House Removalists Melbourne then go and try to celebrate this new phase in your life, you do deserve it!

Author's Bio: 

Adler Conway is a journalist and former social worker who is specializing in teen behavioral health. He believes that, in our digital age, it's time for parents and educators to make sure parents and students alike are educated about technology and social media use.