Moving house to a small flat and moving from a flat to a larger
house are two totally different scenarios. Moving house to a flat
will require you to downsize and potentially invest in monthly
storage for excess belongings. Moving flat to a larger house will
leave you with more space on your hands that will need to be filled
with furniture and belongings.
Moving house to a flat: How to downsize
Flat moving is an ideal way to downsize and save money on your
mortgage. You may also choose to temporarily move to a flat to save
money for a new home or to wait for your home to be built. Living
in a flat will save you money on utility bills since it is cheaper
to cool and heat a flat than it is a large house.
As you downsize when moving home to a flat, it's a good
opportunity throw out any furniture and belongings that you no
longer use. Get rid of clothing that no longer fits or that you no
longer wear. Also, throw out any items that are broken or are in
need of repair.
Consider giving larger pieces of furniture to charity or selling
them to consignment shops for profit. If you're downsizing
temporarily, consider renting a storage unit for excess belongings
instead of throwing out items you no longer need.
When downsizing, you can save money by renting a smaller moving
truck if you have thrown out or donated unnecessary items and
furniture beforehand. If you're placing a large majority of your
items in storage, you will need to rent a larger moving truck for
Moving flat to a house: How to prepare
When moving to a house from a flat for the first time, you may
be excited and apprehensive about how you are going to fill the
space in your new home. The key to moving into a bigger space is to
take your time in organising and filling each room.
When moving house to a larger space, begin by tackling one room
at a time. Based on the furniture that you already have in your
flat, you will likely be able to fill a bedroom, a living area, a
bathroom, and a kitchen with your belongings. If you have
purchased a home with multiple bedrooms, a study, and a nursery,
then you may have a few empty rooms on your hands.
The two options available in filling and decorating your new
home are to save money and purchase new furniture little by little
or to purchase discounted furniture at a consignment shop to fill
each room. Filling your house slowly with quality furniture will
give you time to arrange your space to your liking and invest in
furniture that will last for years to come.
When moving to a larger home, you will be able to save money on
moving expenses by renting a small moving truck for your
belongings. However, you may need to consider a furniture
removalist service to transport any new furniture that you buy to
your new home.