Americans are moving more and more into tiny houses.
Some move to be mortgage – free, some to be able to travel with your home, some just to be free of having to clean and maintain a large home. Some do it solely because of their minimalistic life style, a growing movement sweeping people worldwide.
The environmental impact of moving into a tiny house is incredible, reducing carbon footprint by up to 90%!
Whatever the reason is for your move, you will need to downsize and let go of a lot of your belongings.
Decluttering is the key to moving into a tiny house, and that starts with the will to, as Elsa says, “let it go”!
A tiny house is defined by the measurement of under 600 square feet, but the average nowadays is around only 190 square feet, where some go as low as 30 feet square!
Dual purpose use, everywhere
Having a separate washer and dryer may save you time in your “big” house, but in a tiny house, having it combined will come in handy.
Having a murphy bed or a folding sofa will also safe you space. A message recliner is optional, but welcome.
Getting rid of things you will no longer have room for is crucial, but also extremely hard and emotional for some people. That’s why asking for a helping hand is a good idea. Ask your family and friends to come and help you decide what to keep or throw away, and the more you will get rid of- the easier it will become.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
The three R’s are easy enough to remember, but make sure to schedule it ahead of time, not on moving day!
Schedule a pickup with charities, organize a garage sale, get your friends and family to come by and choose what they want. Knowing your belonging will go to a good home with good people will help you let go of them.
Call a moving company to move your tiny home
Call professional movers to help move the home from its current location to your destination, and for moving your belongings to your new home.
Best of luck in your tiny house move!