Declutter Before You Move

Whether you are relocating across town or across the country, moving is always an overwhelming experience. However, there are several steps you can take to simplify the moving process and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible. One of the best ways to make your move easier is to declutter.

Why Should You Declutter?

Decluttering your home involves getting rid of all of the items you don’t really need. For example, you may decide to donate unwanted items to charity, sell them, give them to family and friends or dispose of them, depending on the state of each item. Once these items are out of your home, you will have fewer things to pack. This means fewer boxes, less time spent moving and lower overall moving expenses. If you are still trying to sell your current home, decluttering can also make the property more appealing to buyers.

How to Declutter

To declutter your home, you must begin by looking for the items you no longer want to keep. Because this process can be overwhelming, it is best to go slowly. Start in one room and gradually make your way through the entire home until you have collected all the items you no longer need. Next, divide your items based on what you plan to do with them. Make different piles for items that will be donated, sold or thrown away.

For items you intend to donate, you can drop them off at a local charity. Many charities will also come to your home to pick up donations at your convenience. For items you intend to sell, you may be able to list them individually online and/or hold a yard sale. Items that cannot be sold or donated can be placed in the garbage. If you have too many items to throw away at one time, consider adding them to your garbage gradually, scheduling an extra garbage pick-up or renting a dumpster to get them out of the house faster.

Because the process of moving is so complex, it is in your best interest to simplify it as much as possible. Another great way to reduce stress during your move is to hire professionals for help. At A.C. White Relocations, we can help with every part of the moving process, from packing to delivery. Please contact A.C. White Relocations today to find out how we can make your next move easier.

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