Moving can be a stressful and hectic experience, but it doesn’t have to be! The more prepared you are before moving day, the better. If you can get rid of some unwanted items before you move, that means less junk that needs to be packed and unpacked.
Check out the 6 steps you can take before you move to declutter and set yourself up for moving success
1. Start early!
You can start sorting your unwanted items into “purge piles” before you even list your home.
2. Set aside enough time
Aim to spend an hour or two planning and then an additional two or three hours per room to declutter and clean. Make sure to plan to spend time on outdoor spaces too; sheds, outdoor play areas and living spaces are often forgotten until the last minute.
3. Clean out your closets
Set aside any clothes you haven’t worn in a year or more. If they’re still in good condition pass them on to your local donation center!
4. Dig into storage rooms
If there’s something that’s been sitting in a box for years, don’t take it with you to your new place, as it will just contribute to clutter.
5. Get rid of large items
Do you have old furniture or bulky items you don’t need? Plan to get rid of them before moving day so you aren’t left with the task the day of.
6. Haul it away!
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