Downsizing without throwing it all away

Whether it’s your extensive Moroccan cookbook collection or your framed family portraits that line the hallway, we all have things we just can’t live without. Downsizing can be a difficult process and deciding what to keep and what to part ways with can be harrowing so we’ve outlined some advice to help you approach this methodically.

Primarily Plan

Emmpty nesters downsizingThere are a lot of changes when you move. If you’ve called the same place home for a long time, these changes can feel a lot bigger and more heightened. Several months before the big move, start sorting through your prized possessions and making a list of essential items. This will help you in making those difficult decisions and determining what to let go of. To take the pressure off, Grace has a range of flexible storage solutions to accommodate you in the short and long term until you can finalise what will make the move with you as you downsize.

When you move into your smaller home, it’s likely that you won’t need those ten large mixing bowls or your reserve of large gardening sheers. When seeking to thin out your essential items, target rooms like the kitchen and garage, keeping in mind your new home’s size and maintenance needs. Use our large range of boxes to store these for your move.


Short-Term Storage

StorageIf you need a temporary solution while in transit, Grace Removals offer short-term storage solutions. As part of our comprehensive service, your moving consultant will find you a custom storage option to suit your needs. Rest assured, your possessions will be protected by security systems and available when you need them.


Long-Term Storage

If you’re downsizing and in need of a more permanent storage solution, Grace offer flexible, convenient and secure options that won’t cost you the earth. As with our short-term storage solutions, your possessions will be protected in our secure, weather-proof facility and your items will be available when you need them.


Precious Pieces

Precious items in storageIf you’ve spent years making your house a home, you may have some sentimentally significant items. That mandolin that’s been passed down through three generations is something you definitely don’t want to damage. The team at Grace are highly experienced and trained and to handle special care items both in transit or storage. By individually wrapping your favourite features in premium quality packaging materials and storing delicate antiques in custom-fitted crates, your items are safe every time.

TOP TIP: Draw up the dimensions of your new home and sketch in a furniture layout. Work out what furniture items will fit and what won’t. If you’re unsure about some items, organise to    them during the move and make up your mind later.