How do you declutter when packing to move?

Moving out can be a challenge if you’re a hoarder. Sometimes we get into the habit of hoarding even without knowing it. With the advent of digital marketing, we are open to more ads than ever before.

There is always something we want to order online. As a result, we end up with overcrowded drawers and closets with things we don’t even know we own. When it comes time to pack and move out, that extra clutter costs you more than you spent buying them.

You will have to pay more money to your moving company so you can move the junk that you wouldn’t even want to take to your new place.

If you want to move out as stress free as possible, you should disassemble your toilets before you start packing. In this article, we’re going to share some of the top tips to make the moving process as stress-free as possible. So without further information, let’s get to the details.

Stress-free tips to declutter before you move:

1. Start early:

Start from having a small storage unit for rent.

There are lots of things you had to do on your move day. Therefore, disassembling the day you move out should never be an option. You need to get started early to make the removal process less overwhelming and cheap.

Get rid of everything you don’t need before the movers arrive. The ideal time to start uninstalling is two weeks before you move. Approach each room individually by taking a few hours each day. This will make it easier for you to decide what you want to keep and what to give away.

2. Use excess goods:

Most families stack household goods during the sale season including shampoos and toilet paper. These items are difficult to pack and can cost you far more than their real price when moving. So, use the excess goods before you move out. The less you have to bring, the better it is.

3. Make a necessity box before moving:

Take a spare box and add everything you’ll need as you move into your new home. Your box of necessities should include toothpaste and toothbrushes, toilet paper roll, nails, hammer and box cutter. Label this box and keep it aside. This way, you don’t have to rush to the grocery store or dig into different boxes once you move into your new place.

4. Leave things with sentimental value for the latter:

It is difficult to get rid of the items that have emotional value for you. Sometimes, we don’t want to let some items go even though they serve no purpose. When disassembling before you move, try to leave such items for the latter. The possibilities are with most useless things out there, they wouldn’t even need to give away beloved property.

5. Get three boxes:

Get three boxes and take them to each room you decide to de-clutter. Assign one box to the items you keep. Spare one box for the items you want to throw away and keep the third box for the items you can donate. Go through your toilets and drop all items into their bespoke box.

6. Perform a feasibility test:

As mentioned earlier, sometimes we just don’t want to put even the items we no longer use. If you are confused about whether you want to keep or donate an item, perform a feasibility test. Let’s take the example of clothing. Determine a time limit, for example, a year. If you haven’t worn something in a year, you probably won’t wear it again. So, it should go to the donation box.

For tools, look for the items for which you have duplicates. If you have more than two tea sets, try giving one. The same applies to towels and bed sheets.

7. Look out for near misses:

Before you start packing to move, check your bathroom or pantry for the items that are about to expire. Go through your vanity and look for the make-up items beyond their prime. Get rid of them before packing for your new home.

Wrap up!

Decaying a week or two before you move out to make the process stress-free and less overwhelming, follow the tips above to save time and money on the move.

Author: gerarguak

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