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There are many reasons why you may be moving to a smaller house. Perhaps your children have flown the coop or you’re looking to release equity tied up in a larger home.

Recent statistics from comparison site MoneySuperMarket showed 34 per cent of UK homeowners feel it’s too difficult to move up the housing ladder. This means many more people may consider downsizing.

Whatever the reason, you’ll want to plan your packing effectively. Moving to a smaller home means you’ll likely not have enough space for everything you currently own.

So before getting in touch with a Bromley removals company, consider these quick packing tips to ensure your downsizing efforts go according to plan.

  1. Measure your new space 

Some of your decisions will depend on how much room you have to work with in your new place. Therefore, you should carefully measure every space to see whether your existing furniture and furnishings will comfortably fit. Anything that is going to be a tight squeeze may need to be reassessed.

  1. Ditch items without sentimental value 

You may have to leave behind a lot of belongings when downsizing, so pick items that don’t have much sentimental value first. There’s unlikely to be any objects in your kitchen with which you have an emotional connection, for example.

  1. Pack with a friend 

An objective point of view always helps when you’re trying to make tough decisions about which items you should take to a new home with you. They may even be able to take some belongings off your hands for you – or know someone who will.