How to Declutter Before Moving Houses

Posted by Glenn Bancroft

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Moving houses is an exciting time, but the packing process can be stressful. When you have a lot of clutter, going through it might seem overwhelming. However, it’s important to declutter to have less to worry about packing and bringing to your new rental home. We offer the best tips for moving house to make decluttering easier.

Focus on Categories

While you might think that decluttering should be done by room, it’s better to do so by categories. For example, you might have books or other items in various rooms rather than all in one place. Going through all of these books or other items helps you keep track of how many you have overall. This can make it easier to see how much you want to try getting rid of before your move. When you’re clearing out clutter and packing, plan on doing one category of items at a time.

Create Different Piles for Sorting

One of the best packing tips for moving is to create separate piles while going through your belongings and household items. These separate piles can help you organize where items end up. You should make one pile for things you plan on keeping, so you can pack them up easily. Another pile should be items that you no longer want and prepare to sell, such as collectibles in good condition. For other items you don’t want anymore, make a pile to donate to organizations that help those in need. For example, you might donate gently used clothes or doubles of kitchen items you don’t need to keep around. The last pile should be for items that can be thrown out. These should be items you don’t need that are damaged or in poor condition.

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Get Started Early When Moving Houses

Going through all of your household items and belongings to declutter can easily take much longer than expected. You might not realize just how much you’ve accumulated over the years in your current home. When you’re moving houses, start the decluttering process as early as possible. This gives you plenty of time to go through everything and decide whether to keep, toss, donate or sell it. Being able to declutter your entire home means you won’t be lugging clutter to your new home.

Take Photos of Sentimental Items

Whether you have piles of your kids’ artwork or a ton of keepsakes you’re having trouble parting with, consider taking photos. Choose a handful of sentimental items to keep, and take pictures of the rest before either tossing them or giving them away. This can help you cut down on clutter while having a way to remember these items.

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Updated: 14th August, 2019 8:02 AM.