After months of searching and sightseeing different places in and out your town, you finally have a house in mind. You have been considering to move into that home for you find it suitable for you and your family. However, the thing that worries you is that your current home is much bigger than the home you want to occupy.

If this is you, here are some tips that may help you when you move into a smaller place.

1. Not every THING must stay.

Just like you moving into a different house, not everything must stay. You can either sell the things you no longer want to bring to your new home or donate them. Before you pack things up, think about the usefulness of those materials to you. Do you still reread the books you’ve long bought? Do your clothes fit you still? When was the last time you’ve used them? What about your children’s clothes? Are you still going to keep the baby stuff that your toddler and teens had already outgrown? You have to sort things out and decide which items should you bring so that you can separate it from the ones you will discard. This way, you can truly have a fresh start in your new home by bringing with you only what you currently use and need.

2. Plan out in advance.

My father used to walk around our home carrying a steel tape measure and getting the dimensional sizes of our furniture. He used this information to help him plan the arrangement of our things when we moved to a smaller house ten years ago. We were able to save tons of our energy as he had already created an exact plan of arrangement that we had to follow. We didn’t have to carry things back and forth just in case it didn’t fit in the spot we want it to be placed. So before you move with the Charlotte movers, take the measurements of the furniture that you plan to take along so that you will not waste both your time and energy.

3. Being extremely sentimental will take up so much space inside your house.

Growing up with a very sentimental mom, my siblings and I found it so hard to throw away things. As a result, the drawers of our cabinet look like we were having so much junk. I had struggled to change this attitude and no longer keep a lot of things. In order to do so, I ask these questions to myself everytime I have to face the decision between throwing something out and keeping it: “Will I need it in the future? If I’ll keep it where will I place it? Is it truly, truly important?” If you, too, are very sentimental, you don’t have to keep the entire thing you want to keep. You can create a scrap book where you can glue just a part of that which reminds you of something and place a label on it for you to be always reminded. This way you wouldn’t have messy drawers. You’d have an organized home instead of what can seem as an unruly junkyard.

4. Think inside “the box”

Imagine that your new house is no longer as big as what you were used to have with your old home. Would you purchase very large furnitures? Most probably not. Thus, when you are planning to buy additional things it is best to think inside the “box”, that is, your new home. Choose the furnitures that would least take spaces as much as possible to prevent having a crowded place to live.

5. Partner with a Moving Company you can trust.

Moving from a huge house to a smaller one requires strategic planning and the execution of it by professional movers. From the packing and delivery, until the unpacking of your things and even in arranging it all in place, you need a company of Raleigh movers that knows how to take good care of all your items and handle it all as if it’s done by your own hands. They will also offer the most affordable service to you.

With College Dudes Help U Move, your things are all in good hands. Let your move be done at your most convenient time through the way you find most effective. We take things so seriously when we make a plan and stick to it so that your move will be on time. We also offer services that will move your donations for you if ever you have things you want to discard as you move, and many other services. To learn more about us, visit us at:


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4321 Stuart Andrew Boulevard H, Charlotte

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  • Avatar Tyler Church ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I saw the reviews of this company after I had already booked them. I was really nervous about them coming to my move. These gentlemen showed up on time and provided an excellent service. They took great care and handling all of my items … More that I packed up. They asked me questions when they had them, and genuinely made sure that I was happy with how they were stacking boxes and loading the truck. I would absolutely use this company again. The total time it took to pack up my one bedroom apartment and move 10 minutes across town and unload my items to my house, was around three hours or so. These guys rock!
  • Avatar Patrice Hall ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I highly recommend. Laquan, Cameron, and Gabe did an amazing job with my move. I didn’t lift a finger. They placed things where I asked, they loaded and unloaded in a timely fashion. They were kind, respectable, and personable. I absolutely … More will use them on my next move. Best moving crew. I give 5 plus stars.
  • Avatar Rebecca Short ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We were a military family of more than 30 years, so we are more than a little familiar with the art of moving and the characteristics of top notch moving companies. Not terribly long ago a local move had us searching for a moving company. … More It didn’t take long for us to settle on College Dudes Help You Move. Their professional presentation and obviously experienced staff made College Dudes stand head and shoulders above any other companies that we might have been considering.. On moving day their staff showed up at the scheduled time with a written plan for the day’s activities that they readily shared with us. They handled our belongings with care and even went so far as to make suggestions about transporting our house plants. In our many, many moves this one stands out as the absolute best. Thank you College Dudes!
  • Avatar William Wilson ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    During military career, I moved 11 times in 8 years. And over moved 4 times since. So I know movers. College Dudes is one of the best. It's well run, well organized, and, you're replied to In a timely manner. And I love that they … More employ college students, which helps them make money that could possibly help them offset some of those student loans that weigh them down for YEARS after college. So by using them, not only do I get a quality, insured move, but I have a small part in helping a student achieve eventual financial freedom. Would definitely use them for my next move.
  • Avatar Will Murphy ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    College Dudes Help U Move was the best moving experience I have ever had. I have moved many times through the US.
    From the initial order to the final box delivered. The men showed early and we’re prepared. They performed a walk through
    … More the house. They made a quick plan and began work.
    The owner, Abraham, stopped by to ensure the move was on track. He was a delight and very professional.
    Later in the day the GM stopped in and had his men move a few items that we were leaving with the house that were too bulky for me to get my hands around and they willingly and quickly went into action.
    Moving is always stressful. It was nice having professionals that not only performed the job with speed and professionalism but the little extra help went a long way.
    Thanks again College Dudes Help U Move.
  • Avatar Allison Lee ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We were very impressed with our movers! They all worked the entire time non-stop with a professional and courteous attitude. With the guidance of Jackson , one of the managers, they were very organized to get the job done in the timely … More amount of time that was slated for our move.
  • Avatar Sonya Perry ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They moved fast and were very courteous. They connected with the customer (and family members that were assisting me) on a personal level. I was very pleased with their services.
  • Avatar Helen Francis ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Fantastic job guys, very friendly, fast move. The team got everything packed up and moved fast to it’s new home. Thanks again
  • Avatar Ryan Jacob ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Appreciate your help you guys were great. Thanks Mason for helping us out! You rock. Tell the guys I said thanks.
  • Avatar Susan Driver ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    This company did a fantastic job moving a piano to our house. They were on time, courteous, and most of all careful. I couldn't believe that I could call one day and the very next day they made the move for us. We will definitely be … More calling College Dudes for any future moving needs.
  • Avatar Sonja Langford ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I used College Dudes Help U Move to move things from a storage unit and secondary location to a single family residency this past week. Three guys showed up who were kind, thoughtful, and quick. They efficiently moved all my furniture and … More boxes, wrapped things up that could get damaged, and made sure to put things in the correct rooms so unpacking would go smoother. All of my belongings were packed and mostly wrapped prior to their arrival which made the move quick and painless. Could not recommend them more.
  • Avatar Michelle Maxey ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    I did a move a few weeks ago with Eric, Eric, and BJ and they were terrific! They took care of my items, they were efficient with their time, and checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I knew what was going on and what would … More happen next.
    My items were wrapped neatly and no damage was done!
    I give this company 5 Stars for the great work they did and for treating me with respect!
    Michelle M
  • Avatar Kara Brown ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They did a great job with my move from Davidson to Cornelius. All 3 movers were courteous and respectful, and everything made it in great condition so I'd definitely hire them again!