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Tips for Students Who Need to Downsize

Tips for Students Who Need to Downsize
Posted By: Anica Oaks on November 30, 2020

Whether youíre considering moving to a smaller apartment or youíre just tired of dealing with too much stuff, downsizing can be the answer. Itís very easy to accumulate a lot of stuff that you donít really need. Here are some awesome tips that can assist you in getting your downsizing accomplished.

Take Note of the Things You Donít Use


It doesnít matter if it was something you thought you would need or a gift from your parents, think about whether or not you actually use the item. Anything that you donít use, youíre likely not going to in the future. Simply get rid of it. You donít want to go through the hassle of bringing it to your new place for it to just sit there, taking up space.

Start Early


It can be very easy to put off having to deal with the stuff in your apartment until the last minute. However, that will just leave you overly stressed on moving day. Instead, opt for taking your downsizing process in steps. For example, consider getting a dumpster rental and work on getting rid of the things that you arenít going to need.



This will help to clear the clutter and pave the way for allowing you to see what you need to pack.

Sell Bigger Items


Downsizing means moving into a smaller space. Youíll need to think about the size of your existing items. Itís likely that you may not have room for that oversized couch or that large desk. Consider listing these items for sale so you can get some extra cash to go towards your move. This is another step that should be done early on so that you have the best chance of making some money off of your bigger ticket items.

Digitize What You Can


It can be super easy to let important paper stack up in a filing cabinet or drawer. Take the time to digitize these items. It only takes a few moments to scan in documents that you can safely store on your jump drive. Then, you can throw all of those documents out and not have to worry about moving them into your new place.
Downsizing may seem like a big challenge at first. Hopefully, weíve given you some inspiration on how and where to get started on your downsizing journey. Just remember that the sole purpose is to have less stuff when youíre done.
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