How To Declutter Your Home Before A Move
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Preparing to move home can feel overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of possessions or if it has been many years since you last moved. Planning for the move by decluttering your home will not only make packing much easier but actually save you money (you will not be paying to move the items you no longer need).
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Give yourself plenty of time - I recommend that you start decluttering 6-8 weeks before your move date. This will give you enough time to review all the items in your home and decide what to keep and what to purge. Looking through memories/souvenirs from your past life can often take longer than you think.
2. Have a plan – I suggest that you start with the rooms that you use the least but are often full of things that you haven’t reviewed for some time. This is usually one or all of the following – Loft, Basement and Garage. Do not move onto the next room until you have completed the current room that you are decluttering.
3. Stay Focused – In the current room that you are decluttering create 5 piles – Those items to be packed to move to your new home, those items that are currently in the wrong room, items to give to charity, items to sell and items for the rubbish. Any items that you are planning to throw away or donate should be removed from your home straight away. I recommend that my clients put the unwanted items in their car and drop off at the tip or charity shop the same day
If you don’t know where to start or need a helping hand Blissfully Organised is always happy to help. We also have great tips for preparing your home for building works and getting your home ready to sell.