Expert Brandon, FL Movers
Taking the Stress Out of Your Move
Our Brandon, FL packers and movers at True Friends Moving Company are the true friends you can count on to help you with your transition into your new home or place of business. We proudly offer on-time pickup and delivery along with any accommodations you need to assist you with this transition.
Call True Friends Moving Company today at (813) 940-4946 for your move to or from Brandon, FL.
Tips for Moving Into Smaller Space
If you are moving to a smaller apartment, into a “tiny” home, or simply want to downsize before your move to keep things more minimal, consider the following tips.
#1: Know Your Priorities
The first and one of the most important things to do to make the downsizing process a realization is to make a list of your must-have items. Go room to room and think about what you must have from each room to live comfortably.
Start in the kitchen and do a complete inventory of all cooking items, eating utensils and accessories you have and consider what you realistically need for survival, for example, how many pots, skillets and plates do you need? Limit these items to one place setting per person.
#2: Keep, Toss and Donate
If you have figured out that you will be moving to a smaller home, immediately begin the process of getting rid of stuff you do not need. Going room by room, have four boxes: one for items to keep, one for toss items, a box for items to sell and one for items you’ll donate. As you are sorting through items, do not give yourself time to think about the items.
For example, if you have two coffee pots and are holding onto the extra “just in case,” put it in the donate box without hesitation. Do not leave the donate boxes in your home, be sure to drop them off as soon as they are full. The longer you look at the box, the more tempting it will be to second guess your decision, and you will end up moving with a lot of clutter that you don’t have room for.
#3: Getting Rid of Stuff
There are several ways you can get rid of stuff you will not be taking with you. If you have items that other family members may want, offer it to them first. Everything that you cannot give away to friends and family, sell it! Selling your items will not only reduce your clutter, but it will give you a chance to make some extra money in the process.
Plan to have a garage sale about two weeks before moving day. An important tip to keep in mind is that if you cannot get your asking price, consider taking the best offer; it will get rid of the item and you won’t have to be concerned about dragging a lot of left-over items to the local thrift shop.
#4: Get Creative with Storage
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that a smaller home will not have the amount of storage that you have in a larger home. For this reason it essential that you plan ahead and think outside of the box. Utilize space for storage that you typically wouldn’t consider using.
For example, building bookshelves that extend from floor to ceiling is a great way to use a top shelve for storing casserole dishes that are only used on holidays, store seasonal clothing in plastic containers under the bed or invest in an ottoman that doubles as a storage bin for books and DVDs.
If you’re making the move to downsize, contact us at True Friends Moving for help with your packing and moving.
Trustworthy Movers - Careful Attention to Detail
We understand how difficult it can be to find movers you can trust to safely transport your belongings. That’s why our team does everything we can to ensure your confidence before you even call us.
From flat, hourly rates (with no surprises) to free padding and shrink-wrapping, our dedication to providing you with a stress-free move is clear. We will also be mindful of your flooring and pay close attention to detail when taking items out of your old home and into your new one.
Providing Convenient, Affordable Moving Solutions
From our friendly, professional moving staff to our on-time pickup and delivery, numerous discounts, and much more, our skilled and experienced team has you covered.
Just a few of the many accommodations we provide include:
- Free packing and shrink-wrapping
- Free removal of unwanted (but still usable) household items
- Free disconnection and re-connection of appliances, excluding gas
- Free disassembly and reassembly of furniture with all moves
- Free wardrobe rentals with all moves
Our Customers' Satisfaction is the #1 Goal
Our fully licensed and insured professionals will take great care to ensure the safety of your possessions from the beginning to end of your move. With a name that’s known and trusted across the country, it’s our goal to provide a level of customer service that goes above and beyond what you’d expect from a moving company.
Call (813) 940-4946 to schedule your service. Our Brandon moving company proudly offers flat, hourly rates with no surprise fees.