As you plan and declutter before a move, the process can be difficult enough, but dragging items along to a new home… things that are no longer useful… can make your move unnecessarily tough -Not optimal. Let’s face it, easier and lighter is better. So, consider lightening your load with these tips.
A Great Excuse to Purge
A move is a great excuse to get rid of things you could not previously part with. Purging unwanted items will reduce the cost of moving simply because you are moving LESS. If you are selling your house, a home will show better with reduced clutter; ultimately this may mean a better offer and more money in your pocket! AND a less stuff frees up your space to enjoy the more important items in your life! Often the declutter before a move, or act of release from the dead weight of clutter can surprisingly free your mind, as well.
When you declutter before a move, you need a plan! Let’s look at the Big Three involved in the “declutter process” so you can get your plan in motion!
Declutter Before a Move – Donating Unwanted Items
Surely you’ve heard the old saying, one lady’s trash is another’s treasure! Or, something like that. Finding local organizations, such as a senior center that may need a nice, but “no longer used by you” set of dishes, can be a great way to help others and get rid of your fragile, bulky or heavy items in the process. When you declutter before a move and realize that your items could be used by someone else, it becomes easier to get let things go!
Declutter Before a Move – When to Throw Things Away
If you’ve been saving boxes of yarn that have devolved into tangled messes–oh, we know, you just need some time to untangle it to be useable–but that time never seems to become available – Declutter before a move and just dump it! It’s likely not worth the untangling time and the aggravation. Throw it away and smile!
Declutter Before a Move – Is it Worth Moving This?
That big ol’ credenza in the living room that stores all the family photos was beautiful and in style when you first purchased it, but now, people cringe when they see it… Is it worth moving? Wouldn’t a streamlined, open bookcase be a more beautiful way to display and store your photos? Declutter before a move and see if that older item could be donated or if just set it on the curb on garbage night with a FREE sign. Might be an easy way to once again make your trash someone else’s treasure.
Now that you have a clear idea of where things are going with the things you’ll be purging, it’s time to make a plan and get started. For the 11 Easy Steps that will help you create the plan and succeed as you declutter your way to a fabulous move… Simply CLICK to READ Declutter Before a Move – Pt 2.
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