Best Moving Tips For Decluttering and Downsizing

Oct 7, 2021 | Moving Tips

Moving Tips for Decluttering and Downsizing

Feeling unprepared for an upcoming moving day? Don’t know what to do with all of your things? If this situation sounds like yours, it may be time for you to consider decluttering and downsizing.

Removing the unused and unwanted items from your home will make the moving process much simpler, especially if you’re moving to a smaller house. It will also save you precious time and money. 

If you want to learn about the best ways to declutter and downsize before your move, keep reading. Everything you need to know is right below. 

What Is Considered Clutter

If it’s been years since your last closet cleanout or spring cleaning weekend, you may need a little refresher before you begin. Clutter is any item you do not use. Instead, they just sit around your home taking up unnecessary space. 

This may be clothes, dishes, furniture, workout equipment, etc.). Whatever clutter looks like for you, removing it will make any moving day easier for you and your movers.

Decluttering Tips 

Most of the time clutter builds up because you simply do not want to deal with it. This is understandable, the decluttering process can seem boring, but it does not have to be. Contrary to most beliefs, you can remove your unwanted items in a quick, easy, fun, and organized way.

There’s no need to get overwhelmed by decluttering.  

Categorize Clutter

Before you begin sorting through your items and throwing them into confusing piles, take a moment to categorize them. You can do this by taking a few boxes and labeling them. Make a box specifically for items you plan to donate, throw away, reuse, or sell. 

When you do this, you eliminate the risk of mixing up any pile. You also will save yourself time by placing them in containers during instead of after the process. 

Create a List 

Another thing you should do before you begin downsizing is making a list of each room you need to go through. Studies have shown that creating a list raises your chances of accomplishing your goal. Organize it from the most cluttered to the least.

This will give you an idea of how long it will take for you to clean out your home and ensure you don’t forget any. If you want to make sure you don’t lose your list in all the chaos, consider creating it online or through an app. It will be once less thing for you to look after. 

What to Do With Furniture When Downsizing

Even though you do not use your unwanted items, this does not mean you should simply throw them away. There are so many options floating around these items; especially furniture. One of the best things you can do is give it away.

You can do this by selling it at a garage sale, giving it to family, or donating it. If you are decluttering and downsizing for seniors or grandparents, they may have some vintage pieces worth a pretty penny. If this is the case, take them to a pawn shop or sell them to a specialist. 

The same rule goes for clothing. If your clothing is still in good condition, consider donating or selling it. 

In Need of Moving Services?

If you’ve been putting off hiring a moving company the same way you’ve put off decluttering and downsizing, give Charles Moving & Storage Inc. a call. Our team of professionals can help you move both locally and long-distance in the safest and most effective way possible. Explore our website and contact us to learn more about our services and pricing.  

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