moving boxes

People downsize their homes for a variety of reasons. Smaller homes mean saving money and spending less time on upkeep. You may also be at a point in your life where you simply need less space.

As you look to downsize your home, you will need to rethink all of your “stuff.” Less square footage means that you’ll either need to get rid of your possessions – or get really creative about your new space.

Downsizing takes some adjusting, and you may not be ready to go full Marie Kondo and get rid of things. So what are some alternatives to downsizing your home without purging your possessions?

moving dog

The stress of a big move can have a huge impact on your mental and emotional wellbeing. There’s all the planning, the organizing, the packing, and the chaos of the move itself. But you’re not the only one who might want to tear their hair out.  

Cats and dogs are extremely susceptible to developing abnormal behaviors due to stress and anxiety caused by irregularities in their environment. And what is more irregular than moving to a strange place?

Pack a storage unit

Did you know that the self-storage industry in Canada is booming right now?

It’s no wonder that so many Canadians utilize self storage units ,as they are secure, safe, cost-effective, and a convenient way to store excess belongings.

Be efficient packing of a storage unit is crucial, however, if you want to maximize the usefulness and accessibility of your storage unit. Let’s take a look at everything you should know.

People move for many different reasons, but housing-related reasons, such as upgrading or downsizing, tops the list, representing 40% of moves. Whether you’re moving for housing reasons, family changes, a job, or another reason, moving day can be stressful if you’re not prepared. 

Using day-of tips for moving helps you cover all of the important tasks leading up to the day and for moving day itself. You’ll feel better prepared, which can help you relax.

Keep reading for the best moving day tips to help everything go as smoothly as possible.

Declutter Before You Move

Are you moving soon and looking for ways to simplify the moving process? There’s no doubt that moving can be a  very stressful event. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make the moving process less stressful. One of the best things you can do to ease your stress is to declutter before you move. But, how do you declutter properly?

Check out this guide to discover how to declutter your home before you move.