Downsizing: Moving from a House to an Apartment

Moving from a house to an apartment or condo is an exciting change but it can also bring about a new set of challenges that you will want to prepare for in advance to make the process of downsizing smooth and painless. Where will all of your belongings go if you don’t have the same amount of space? What happens with items that are too large for your new place – do you keep them, discard them or store them? Downsizing is the perfect opportunity to sort through key items and decide what’s important for your new home and what items you no longer need to hang on to.

What does downsizing mean?

Downsizing is the process of moving from a larger home to a smaller one. During your downsizing, you typically go through all of your belongings to get rid of excess and unnecessary clutter while moving some items into a storage unit since smaller places usually don’t have a lot of storage space. This is where storage spaces can really help because you can keep your new home clutter free while making sure that you still have access (24/7) to the items you still want to keep.

While downsizing from your family home to an apartment or condo can be an emotional time and deciding what to keep/bring/discard can be tough on your family since many items will have sentimental value. While it can be challenging, there are many benefits to downsizing including freedom to travel, reducing your expenses and less household tasks to complete each month – especially if you move into a condo where there are maintenance contracts to handle a lot of the household stuff you used to do.

It’s important to acknowledge that downsizing means you will have less space. Smaller apartments and condos offer many life benefits but one thing that you usually sacrifice is the storage space. Fortunately, our storage facility is in the heart of the city so you can get a storage unit at a very affordable price and hang onto many things that you will still need from time to time. Give us a call to discuss different storage options in Ottawa so you can find the perfect storage unit size for your family needs. We have state of the art security and you can access your storage unit 24 hours a day 7 days a week so it is basically like an extension of your new home, apartment or condo where you can have peace of mind knowing that your goods are stored safely in a humidity controlled unit but still accessible from all points of the city when you need to access your goods.