If you have things that you no longer find to be beautiful, valuable, or useful, you should get rid of them before you move to your new home. There’s no sense packing them and moving them just to realize later that you wish you’d decluttered sooner. Here’s a quick guide to decluttering you can do before you start packing.
Have a Plan
If you are like most people these days, you have a lot of stuff. Stuff from your life, your kids, your parents, or grandparents – all this collects and fills your home and storage space. Going in without a plan can lead to feeling overwhelmed. Decide if you want to go room by room, by category, or some other method. Be clear with your plan and your intentions for what you want to declutter and why.
Start removing the excess stuff as soon as you have an idea that a move is in your future. Giving yourself lots of time will help you move through your belongings thoughtfully, ensuring you only ditch what no longer serves you. Rushed decluttering can lead to stress and regret.
Decide What to Do with Your Things
What will you do with the things you choose to get rid of? That’s an important question when decluttering. There are different options depending on the items.
- Donate things such as clothing, furniture, and bedding
- Sell antiques and art that might have value
- Give items to family or friends
- Throw away anything too used or damaged for someone else to be able to use
Don’t spend time and money moving things that you no longer need or that no longer enhance your life. Decluttering before your big move is a great way to lighten the load. For more moving prep tips and tricks and to schedule your professional movers, contact Nilson Van and Storage.