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How to Declutter Your House Before You Move

Before moving to a new home, it’s a good idea to go through the contents of each room of the house to determine what you need to take with you and what you can throw away, leave behind, donate or sell. There are likely items in closets and drawers that you don’t remember having and that aren’t being used any longer. If you follow a few tips, you can declutter your home before moving in a short time so that you don’t take as many belongings with you.

Don’t Wait

As soon as you know when you’re going to move and when you need to be out of your home and in your new home, you need to begin gathering boxes and the other supplies to pack. It might take several days or weeks to get everything packed anyway, so you don’t want to wait to go through your clothes and other belongings that you no longer need. If you get started on decluttering your home as soon as possible, then you’ll be able to quickly get items moved into your new house so that you can enjoy time with your family in a different environment.

Look at Options

There are several options that you have available when you begin to declutter your house. Make piles of things that you want to donate and things that you want to sell. You should also make a pile of things that are broken or that have stains on them that you can throw away. A professional moving company, such as Wheaton World Wide Moving, often has boxes and other supplies that you can use to sort items in your home. A professional company can also move larger pieces of furniture and appliances so that you can focus on getting the smaller details organized for your move.

One Room at a Time

Packing to move from one home to another can be overwhelming. If you begin with one room before moving to another room, then you can sometimes get the job done faster and with more success. Start packing and getting rid of clutter in the rooms that you aren’t in as much during the day. Even if you have to sort through one drawer or closet at a time, then you’re going to make better time than if you try to handle the entire house at once.

Ask for Help

If it seems like there’s too much clutter to pack up or if you don’t have the time to devote to removing the clutter like you planned to have, then ask friends and family members to help you. They can sort through items and make piles that you can go through if they aren’t sure about where something belongs. They can also help with moving boxes and larger items so that you don’t move everything by yourself.

Moving is often an exciting time. However, getting rid of the things that you no longer need or want can be a challenge if you aren’t organized. Make a plan of action before packing so that you know where to start and how to best sort through the contents of your home before moving.

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