A lot more people are moving into small apartments. It’s very economical, for bigger apartments are more expensive to maintain. It’s even harder to find an apartment that meets your space, location, and comfort requirements.
As the saying goes, you’ve got to compromise. Plus, living in such a great city, you wouldn’t be staying home most of the time anyway.
You have to remember that when it comes to downsizing, you have to be innovative.
Here are some tips for moving into a small apartment:
Declutter, dispose, and donate
The first thing you’ve got to do is to declutter. Downsizing means making room for the essentials — which is a good thing. Set aside time before the date of your move to declutter and dispose or donate.
You can donate the clothes that you haven’t worn in a year to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Look in your kitchen, how many pots do you really need? Remember, you will have less space. So dispose of or donate duplicates and triplicates.
If you need the extra cash, there are companies you can hire to sell your stuff online.
Install lots of storage and think vertically
Having a smaller apartment means changing your thinking. Start thinking vertically, such as shelves, stacks, and hooks and hanging storage. These will save you space so you have room for the other things that you love.
Digitizing will help you become more efficient in your new home. Sign up for paperless banking, start streaming movies and quit buying DVDs, consider cloud storage for your music, movies, photos, etc.
You have a wealth of options such as Google Drive, Dropbox, MediaFire, AmazonPhoto, and OneDrive. Keeping your files in multiple services helps keep your documents safe.
Create the illusion of more space
Home designers know this. Creating an illusion of space will fool your brain into thinking you have a roomier apartment. So think natural sources of light and white walls.
Utilize mirrors, neutral motifs, and do away with heavy curtains and dark color palettes that will shrink the room.
Choose an apartment with an efficient design
With your new apartment being small, it does not mean it cannot be transformed. If you can, look for an apartment that supports efficiency in its design. Features such as a drop-down bed or a bed with storage incorporated in its frame, and also recessed walls for storage.
Hire a reputable San Francisco moving company when moving into your small apartment
Moving can be dreadful without the right help. You obviously cannot do it all by yourself, unless you can lift your sofa, furniture, boxes, and whatnot.
You could pull a muscle or seriously injure yourself. And no doubt your friends and family are too busy to help you with your move.
What you need is a professional San Francisco moving company to make the move into your new apartment a pleasant and stress-free experience.
The good thing is you pay less moving into a small apartment. So you pay less for pros who have all the right equipment for an efficient move.
If you are moving into your new apartment, don’t hesitate to call Cummings Moving Co. San Francisco moving company. We have been moving San Francisco Bay Area residents since 1969.
We offer full-service so you can focus on other aspects of your move while we do the heavy-lifting!