Cleaning Before Your Move: How to Declutter Your Home
Did you know that 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter? What’s worse is, 78% don’t know what to do about it!
If this is you, plus you’re moving soon, then you might be overly stressed about what to do. But don’t worry; we’re here to tell you it’s definitely doable to declutter and pack!
In this article, we’ll discuss how to declutter your home so it’s much easier when it comes time to move.
Start as Early as You Can
If you’ve ever moved before, then you’ll know that Murphy’s Law will play up when you least expect it. So by starting as early as possible, you’ll account for any obstacles along the way.
When you declutter in advance, it can reduce your stress and let you feel more excited while you prepare for a move!
Take It Room by Room
Thinking about decluttering your house can seem like a monumental task. Because of that, you just dread doing it and every time you get an ounce of motivation, you just say “forget it”.
The best way to overcome this is to break it down into rooms! When you tackle decluttering by rooms instead of the whole house, all of a sudden, it seems like a much more manageable task.
As you move through each room, put each item in one of the following piles: keep, sell/donate, throw away.
If you’re someone who hoards items, you might find it hard to part with your things. If you find yourself putting everything in the “keep” pile, you’ll need to reassess.
Anything you haven’t used in over 6 to 12 months, you should not put in your “keep” pile. It might be tough to let go of your things, but we promise it’ll feel so much better when you do!
Take Action With Your Piles
Once you’ve gone through the entire house, it’s time to take action!
For your “keep” pile, it’s a good idea to start packing early. We recommend boxing them as you’re going along, labeling the boxes appropriately so you don’t forget what’s inside.
You can then arrange to have your boxes taken to a storage unit if you don’t have your new place ready yet. That way, you can clean your home without anything in the way.
As for your “sell/donation” pile, either start listing the items online or drop them off at a local thrift store. And for your “throw away” pile, you can bag everything up and drive it all to the dump in one fell swoop.
Declutter Your Home Like a Pro
By knowing how to declutter your home, you’ll have a much easier time packing up your belongings when it’s time to relocate.
So start early and get rid of all the clutter in your life. Not only will you feel a lot better, but you’ll also reduce a significant amount of stress when moving!
Once you’ve decluttered, you’ll probably still need someone to help you move. In that case, request a quote from us now!