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Why? Because you’ll have less room in your new home, so you’ll have a lot more to organise before you can say hello to pastures new.

You’re going to have to do something with all those excess belongings that won’t fit in your new house, so make a list of everything you know you want to take away with you and everything else can be sorted out… and this can take quite a long time, so factor this into your moving plans and allow yourself a couple of months at least to get it done.

When trying to decide what to do with your unwanted items, you can either sell them, donate them or recycle them. Make use of the internet, as well as visiting local charity shops and giving items to friends and family, and think about setting up some listings on the likes of eBay and Gumtree.

One key point to remember when downsizing to a smaller house is that you need to stop acquiring items and objects, as much as you need to start getting rid of some of your belongings. There’s no point in clearing lots of clutter only to bring more into your house, after all.

It might seem like an overwhelming task when you look at how much stuff you have, but start off small and be as ruthless as you can when it comes to sentimental items, and before you know it you’ll be ready to move!

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