Even though living in a small house has its advantages, it is not that easy to move from a large home to a tiny one. You need to be aware of your new space limitations, which means you’ll have to make some changes when you get to your new home. Yes, tiny houses are more easily cleaned and redecorated, they give you the feeling of coziness, and home maintenance is less complicated than in large ones, but you also need to think about some items you wouldn’t need otherwise. What are these? Take a look at the following list and stick to it once you get down to organizing your relocation.
Hooks, hooks, hooks
When you move to a small home, hooks will become your best friends. Chances are you won’t have much space to store your stuff, so you will need something to hang those extra things on. So bring as many hooks as possible, as these will come in handy not just for hanging your clothes, but for kitchen tools and sports equipment, too. We suggest that you have a professional install them if you’re not quite sure how to do it yourself – you want them to be firm, right?
Washer and dryer combo
Have you thought about doing your laundry with those space limitations? You should because it won’t be as easy as in your large house/apartment. What most people find to be the best solution for the laundry issue is to buy a washer/dryer combo. You probably won’t be able to fit both a washer and a dryer so a combo will save your life. These appliances usually cost between $600 and $2,000, so you don’t have to spend too much money on one if you don’t want to.
Stovetops and ovens
As for the kitchen, we suggest that you find a stovetop with two to four burners or even just a portable induction cooktop. Of course, the cooktop will only be useful if you don’t cook that often. Otherwise, it will probably not meet your needs, in which case you should opt for a stovetop that can fit.
Another item you will need in your kitchen is a small refrigerator. Depending on the size and design of your small kitchen, buy a compact refrigerator that can fit under the kitchen counter space (ideally). If, however, you eventually decide to buy a large one in spite of space constraints, see whether it is possible to build it into the wall or to place it underneath the stairs.
Futon or pullout couch
Finally, don’t forget about your guests. Naturally, there won’t be enough space for a guest room, but you can buy a futon or a pullout couch where your friends can sleep when they visit. Futons might not be that comfortable, but they are excellent space-savers.
If you need more tips regarding your move, feel free to contact Cross Country Movers Group – we are at your disposal anytime you need us. Good luck!