Tips for Downsizing Your House

Tips for Downsizing Your House Mile High Rolloff DenverPlanning a move? At Mile High Roll-Off Waste Systems in Denver, we have some tips for downsizing your house. It makes good sense to shed excess stuff during this type of move rather than trying to cram it into a smaller space. If you end up with a significant amount of items to toss, the easiest way to do it will be to bring in a roll-off dumpster. Fill it up and forget about it. We’ll haul it all off, and you’ll be done.


The first step to properly downsizing your house is to take inventory. You might find that you still have those three toasters you got as gifts for your wedding. Obviously, you only need one. Also, you might still have that old refrigerator that you planned on fixing up or a dining table Pinterest project that never got off the ground. If you haven’t done it by now, you’re probably not going to. Don’t haul it with you to a new and smaller place. A 12-yard dumpster rental might be in order.


Carefully measure your new space and all your current furniture. Will it physically fit? Will it mesh with the design of your new place? Plan it out first. It makes way more sense to get rid of furniture that you don’t need before you pay to move it. If you decide certain items won’t fit, you can sell or donate them. However, if it’s seen better days, give us a call.


Sometimes major moves come with a lifestyle change. You may have lived in the suburbs with a big backyard. If you’re downsizing to a condo, you’re not going to need all those garden tools. You probably won’t even have space to store them in the new place.

If you’re moving from a cold climate to a warm one, you may not need to haul all your winter gear with you. Think about what you’ll need and only take the stuff you think you’ll still be using.


Some items may be pretty old and worn out. If it’s time to get a new sofa, it doesn’t make sense to pay to have your old one moved. Toss it into your roll-off dumpster and have fun picking out a new one for your new space.


Obviously, not everything you decide not to take with you is garbage. Set up a space to organize your items. Some items may be fit for donation, some may be nice enough to sell. Those that don’t fit in either of those categories go into your roll-off dumpster.

Start Early

Allow plenty of time to get all this stuff done. Downsizing, moving and organizing always take longer than you think it will. Especially if you’re planning on trying to sell some items,  give yourself a few months to work through it all.

We hope these tips for downsizing your house have been helpful. Once you have an idea of what size dumpster you’ll need, give us a call here at Mile High Roll-Off Waste Systems in Denver, and we’ll work out the timeframe with you. As a family owned and operated business, we put our customers first and make the experience as simple as possible. We look forward to helping you.