I did the same thing! Moved from a huge three bedroom FL apartment to a tiny studio WA one. Here is my advice, while packing up: sell everything you know for sure won't fit (like large pieces of furniture, multiple sets of dishes and kitchen gadgets, extra clothes that you never wear, that type of stuff), separate stuff into things that you need and things that are just handy to have around. Move everything in the need pile into your apartment and reevaluate your space (if you have extra room take a couple more things in, if you have too much stuff move some more into the other pile). Move everything else into a storage unit that is not too close to your new place. If you haven't thought about it after 3 to 6 months, sell and thrift the whole unit. Exception is holiday decorations, try to find a place in your new apartment that is out of the way for these things (under the bed, in any overhead space).
How Do We Make the Move? 3-Bedroom to a Small Studio Good Questions
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I was always frustrated with my husband's lack of interest in what the house looked like. He would say "I don't understand color or things, that is your area." After bouncing around rentals for years, we finally bought our first place. During the 6 months that we have been here, he has been more picky about the decor then in our 6 years of living together. While I appreciate his new found interest, it certainly makes shopping very difficult and time consuming.
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We contact our local Love INC office, they aren't everywhere but if there is one in your area then they usually have a list of all the local charities that are looking for donations. If you are really into serving people then you can even brings specific items directly to the families that need them. Our apartment complex doesn't really appreciate anyone leaving stuff out, and it seems like our local Goodwill is always "full" and can't accept any more stuff.
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