Moving to an Apartment, How to Choose What to Put in Storage
Moving to an apartment can be a smart change to make, especially if you’re moving into a managed community. In any good managed community, there are several amenities to take advantage of, from in-house fitness centers and swimming pools to recreational areas and walking tracks.
However, even with all these upsides, there’s one major issue that needs to be handled. Because apartments are typically smaller than single houses, you need a plan for what you’re going to do with all the extra stuff you’ve accumulated over the years? How do you choose what to put into storage? Beyond sitting down to watch an episode of Marie Kondo, here’s a few things we’ve learned from our clients about how you can make these decisions.
Evaluate the Practical Value of ThingsThis is the easiest way to determine what you’ll need to keep at home. As you sort through each room, ask yourself whether the things in there have any practical value. And if they do, think about how useful they are, and how often you’ll use them. For instance, things like furniture and appliances are very practically valuable, and are pretty much used on a daily basis.
Other things, like an extra cupboard or a large couch that’s still in great condition may not be needed in your new home. But you may not want to get rid of them because they’re still useful. In such cases, you might want to put them into storage.