Over a period of time, most people tend to accumulate a large amount of possessions in their home – from unused clothing to long-forgotten tools in the garage and even older furniture that’s no longer to our taste.
And with an upcoming house move in the near future, there’s no better time to examine all of your belongings and decide whether or not you would like to take them with you to your new place.
If you’re well aware that you should probably downsize your possessions before you move but aren’t sure where to start, below are some tips and tricks to simplify your decluttering process and make it less daunting.
Benefits Of Decluttering Ahead of a Move
First of all, it’s worth asking the question “why should I declutter in the first place?”.
While some people feel a strong emotional attachment to their possessions and genuinely struggle to let go of things that they hardly use or have no need for, it goes without saying that there are many benefits to minimising the number of belongings you have.
Here are some good reasons to declutter ahead of a house move:
Save time and money
Decluttering ahead of your move is a great way to save time and money. You’ll have less possessions to pack, move and then load onto a truck which will be good for your moving budget.
They say our surroundings can have a direct impact on our mental state. Having fewer possessions means less clutter surrounding us – which in turn has a positive effect on our ability to concentrate and decrease our stress levels.
Having less possessions means freeing up more space around you in your living environment. Having more space can ultimately transform your entire home as well as the way you live because it will only leave you with the things love and use often, rather than having clutter and unused items stuffed into your cupboards and drawers.
Easier to find things
With less clutter around, finding the things that you need and use daily will be easier. Decluttering your possessions can help streamline your day to day routines and processes, making for an easier time of getting ready in the morning or even putting clothes away into your closets.
Believe it or not, owning things does come with certain responsibilities. Most people don’t realise it but we really do have to spend a lot of time and effort taking care of these items, cleaning them, buying additional accessories for these things and then storing them.
By decluttering unwanted and unused items and owning fewer possessions, not only will you will have less possessions to move on moving day, but you’ll also save yourself time and money in maintaining and looking after these possessions.
Decluttering Made Easy
Decluttering ahead of a house move can be challenging and time consuming. So to make things easier we’ve listed some tips below to help you maximise your time and make the most of your decluttering experience.
One room at a time
To keep on track, it’s best to declutter your home one room at a time. Focusing on different areas of your home at once can be confusing and may even feel overwhelming, so it’s best to start and finish decluttering one room in your home at a time before moving onto the next one.
Don’t be afraid to cull
When it comes to deciding if you should keep an item or not, ask yourself if you use this item regularly or could do without it. Chances are, if you haven’t used it in more than a year, you probably don’t have a need for it and you should probably let it go.
Ask for help
If you’re looking to declutter quickly, why not ask friends or family members to help? Having extra sets of hands to help with sorting through your belongings can speed things up and relieve any feelings of being overwhelmed.
Sort your items
As you go through each item, sort them into four piles: keep, donate, give away and throw away. If possible, pack items that you’d like to keep as you come across them so they are ready to move on moving day.
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