Oh poo i just sat and typed an answer to mistymoo i forget to look at dates. Its so annoying lol.
Anyway answer to YOULOOKWELLTODAY
You have to be BRUTAL. I have just recently moved from a 3 bed to a 1 bed flat.
I did it too.
so start in kitchen. How many plates, cups and knives and forks do you need? I kept the bare minimum and one nice set for visitors which is still in a box lol. The rest all went to charity and i havent run out yet.
BEDROOM. How many duvet covers and sheets do you really need. I kept one and one spare and the rest went to charity and family.
Towels, out i just kept 4.
TRINKETS. Unless of real sentimental value, they were gone. To be honest dusting is now a joy lol.
books and things, i didnt have any but why have books when you can have a kindle, OUT lol.
Pots and pans…gone. You could have a car boot sale and make some money.
CLOTHES. omg i had no idea i had so many. not worn it, gone.
I am proud to say i got all my stuff in the flat. even my pictures i love, as i had shelves put up for them.
furniture well sadly my very large 3 seater recliner had to go it was 7foot. I managed temporarily to buy a small 2 seater recliner for 60.00 and a chair which fits perfect. I got a nice cabinet, and coffee table with drawers in the sitting room. My sitting room is tiny but I have enough seats for me, my dog and 3 visitors.
If you are downsizing through the council they should offer you 2,000 to move.
Ring adult social services and they will advise you of grants available.
good luck its fun actually the amount of stuff i got rid of but most of the nice stuff went to family.
but you know what its just stuff and i havent missed any of it.
oh yeh i bought a 4 drawer bed so i have massives of storage under the bed.