Less is the new more. Downsizing has become a regularly used word in our vocabularies and we’re ok with that. Moving into a smaller home can be a cleansing process if you view it in a positive way. It’ll certainly evoke that creative side you might have been ignoring.

We mention that you’ll need to get creative because decorating a small space requires much more creativity. Maybe you’ll have to make some rooms double-duty rooms, which isn’t always the easiest task, but it certainly pays off when you’re working with much less square footage.

Here are some tips for paring down for a small space move:

Sort Everything: While still in your current home, sort through everything. Walk around the house with a trash bag and throw everything away that you genuinely don’t need. Put aside the items that you can sell or donate and take care of those before you move.

Sell Bulky Furniture: You’re moving into a smaller space, that giant couch isn’t going to work &mdash so sell it! Obviously you can’t sell every piece of furniture, but everyone has those few pieces that they wouldn’t mind getting rid of. And downsizing is the perfect opportunity to do so!

Let Things Go: Don’t be afraid to let things go. After all, they are just material possessions and you might feel a little better living a little lighter. (this especially applies when merging two households!)

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What downsizing tips have worked for you?!?