Moving From a House To a Two-Bedroom Apartment
Are you or your elderly parents moving to a two bedroom apartment from a house? Here’s Help
So you’re moving to a two-bedroom apartment, what do you do with all your favorite things you can’t part with? Are your parents elderly and you’re downsizing them? Sure, you can’t take everything, but you probably can manage your/their most valued pieces.
Admit it. We all have items that are precious to us and must be in the interior of our homes to make it home! Let’s say Grandmas “chamber pot”..ok….maybe not that. But something.
First, decide what you’re able to afford as far as two-bedroom apartment rent or mortgage. Then do an inventory of all things you wish to keep with you. If you are a pack rat well now is the time to go cold turkey and toss out some stuff and have a yard sale with the good stuff and save the best things for your new apartment.
Now, try to shop around and see how much space you can get for your buck. The bigger, the more you get to take with you. If you can afford an apartment with a den or the extra room, consider renting to take it! Keep in mind that often a three-bedroom apartment is needed for the first downsize of a parent. Perhaps you can sacrifice indoor space for a first-floor two-bedroom apartment with a right size patio.
Ok, I know you will be taking the major elements with you (like the couch and coffee table, kitchen table, and bedroom furnishings). Keep this in mind when looking at your new space. Take measurements with you. Don’t assume the furniture will fit. Measure the item length and width, height as well if needed. If you are older and need assistance, ask one of your children or grandchildren to help you.
As you put the primary elements into your new two-bedroom apartment, this is your chance to be an interior decorator yourself. Put the most significant pieces first and on the most prominent walls. Then bring in the small must-have items (coffee and end tables, lamps and so on) Now just because you are used to things a certain way break out of the box or cycle and change it up some. Move items around this way and that way. Which looks better?
When accessorizing the room, group things together that match or would usually be together. Say you collect old radios and they are here and there. Bring them together in one room now arrange them to complement each other on a bookcase or shelf. Same with anything that you find collectible dolls trains or if you are brave enough glass things!
Now for the walls. Perhaps you can turn some loved things into wall decor. Put small items together in a shadowbox. Before hanging anything, arrange it on the floor or bed and see if it works together. Play around with it and be sure you want it where you put it. Measure from the ceiling to the desired height of the hanging area. This technique works great for pictures that need to be even horizontally. Space evenly to keep it uniform.
I hope this apartment moving article was informative and helpful.