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6 Effective Ways to Downsize Your Furniture

Updated: Apr 8

More and more people downsize their homes as they move to smaller residences or try a minimalist lifestyle. Whatever your reason for downsizing your home is, reducing the furniture in your home is the most challenging feat. Furniture occupies a lot of space in any home, and you don’t want to give them away quickly as you have invested a lot of money into them.


If you are also struggling to downsize your furniture, here are some tips to help you.


Create an inventory

For any downsizing project to be a success, the first thing you need to do is to create an inventory list that includes all your furniture. Whether it is old, broken, or in the attic, it doesn’t matter. Note it down. It will help you identify how much stuff you have to deal with.


Segregate your inventory list

The next thing you to do is divide your inventory into the following categories:

  • Valuable items: Put those furniture items that are essential, and you cannot do without on this list.

  • Broken items: Add all the things that are not in usable condition here.

  • Giveaways: Add any furniture that you no longer use but are in a viable condition under this category.

Hold a yard sale

For furniture items that are in good condition but are of no use to you, hold a yard sale. It will help you get rid of those items and earn some cash.

You can also donate these items to charity or give them to your neighbors who need new furniture. You can also sell them online on the website that sells used items.


Take care of broken items

Some of your old, broken furniture is suitable to use in their existing condition. However, you can repurpose this furniture into something that you can use for other purposes. For example, you can turn old cabinets into elegant side tables and bookcases with some DIY work and creativity. You can also turn your old bed’s headrest into a dining tabletop. The options are unlimited—it is all about thinking creatively.

If the furniture is entirely useless, you may need to send it to a landfill or recycling company.


Get multipurpose furniture

One of the most effective ways to downsize your furniture is to replace your existing furniture with multipurpose ones. Multiple-purpose furniture enables you to benefit in 2 or 3 ways in the space of just one piece of furniture. Do some research and find the items you need in your new area that can be used differently.

Get the measurements right, so you don’t have to worry about correctly fitting into the desired area.


Get professional help

If it feels like too much work, you can call for professionals like Poppy Production to downsize your furniture and home. They will help you declutter, arrange and choose the right furniture for your home.


About Poppy Production

If you need professional help to downsize your home, look no further than Poppy Production. We are a full-service home production business specializing in designing beautiful, stylish, organized, and functional spaces in Baltimore/Annapolis, Maryland, and surrounding areas. We also provide staging, landscaping, and event management services. You can fill out our contact form to know more.

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