Maybe you are embarking on a short-term move, or downsizing in favor of lower rent, or trading a small apartment for a big backyard.  Whatever your reason for downsizing your living space, know that small apartments still have big potential for happy apartment living.  Moving to a smaller apartment doesn’t have to be a downer!  In fact, downsizing is actually a great opportunity to rethink the way you live.  Here are the best tips for downsizing your apartment.

Evaluate Your Apartment’s Belongings

It’s time to take a serious look at all of your apartment’s possessions.  Downsizing means having to be realistic about what you can keep for your smaller apartment.  For example, extra seating in small bedroom isn’t really necessary.  Ask yourself: Do you need it, or do you want it?

Utilize Self-Storage

Once you’ve pared down your possessions, it’s time to evaluate what’s left.  Because smaller apartments have less space overall, and likewise, less storage space, you may need to find other storage solutions.  One option is to find self-storage for the belongings you won’t be able to fit into your new apartment’s space but that you still need to keep.  Maybe you’re hanging on to a family heirloom, or maybe your downsize is only temporary and you’d like to keep your furniture for future use.  Self-storage can be a way to keep your things without cluttering up your home.

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