tips to declutter before your local move or international move
No one ever said that moving is easy. It is stressful for everyone involved, not just the person doing the work. This article will provide steps to declutter before you move so that you can have a stress-free move.
Decluttering before moving is important for two reasons. First, it makes packing easier because you are only packing what you really want or need. Second, it will help you save money on your international move.
1. Start about a month prior to the move:
Set a day where you are completely free, and start decluttering. It could take more than one day but that’s okay. Remember that you are saving moving and shipping expenses, and you are saving time on the packing and unpacking process.
2. Take one room at a time:
Instead of running from one room to another and stretching yourself thin, focus on one room and stick with it completely before moving to another room.Note that it’s difficult to ship a financed vehicle and requires your bank’s approval.
3. Get your wife involved with you:
Trust me, she knows about what you should keep and what you should throw away more than you think.Your mover should tell you exactly what you can keep and what you should move before the shipment.
4. Make a sorting system:And divide your items into five categories. For each item, you should choose in which category it should be: keep & pack, keep – pack & display, Sell, Donate, Throw away.
For the items you are considering selling, take a picture immediately and then pack them in a separate box.
5. Sell your used books for your local book store:
If you don’t use them anymore why take them with you?
6. Check your clothing:
Check what you didn’t wear in the last 6 months and give them to your family or friends.
7. Check your items one more time as you pack them:
And make sure that every item you are packing will be useful in your new home.
Moving is a time-consuming and expensive undertaking, so it’s important to do as much as you can to streamline the process. Now is the time for decluttering before going on to pack your belongings. Not only will this save you money on packing supplies, but it will also make it easier to find what you need when you arrive at your new home.