Moving into a new home or apartment is an exciting time. It’s a great chance to assess your belongings and consider what you really need and what you don’t. A new living space means new decor and an opportunity to take inventory of your property. But with a big move often comes the awareness that you have far more belongings than you care to take with you.
At Right Choice Movers in the Twin Cities, we understand that a move can be an exciting but overwhelming time, and we take pride in helping make it as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to decluttering your home before your big move so you can focus on getting the things you love into your new space.
1. Start Early
The best decluttering happens gradually rather than in the chaotic and often intense time just before your move. The earlier you start decluttering your belongings, the better. Take a look around your home, and be on the lookout for things that you really could live without. Keep a carpenter’s bag handy to pitch items in for sorting later if you’re not sure what to do with them.
2. Take Inventory
Taking inventory of your belongings is a crucial step to take before you move. Make a list of the things you’ve got that you really can’t live without. This will make it much easier for you to take stock of the things you want to get rid of before you move. We offer a wide range of packing and moving supplies for you once you’re ready to start packing up what you do need.
3. Go Room by Room
Pack your belongings room by room so it feels less daunting. As you begin to pack, be sure to label your boxes by room so the movers know where to put them when they arrive at your new place. This makes it easier to keep track of your belongings once you get into your new home. If you’re not sure whether you should keep something, set it aside in the carpenter bag mentioned above to sort later.
4. Sort Your Belongings
Remember that carpenter bag? It’s time to sort them and decide where they should go. Grab a few laundry baskets or tubs and sort your belongings into three piles: donate, recycle, and trash. If something is just not worth donating and can’t be recycled, throw it in the trash. If it is still good, remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Just be sure to get a receipt from the donation center where you donate your items in case you want to write them off on your taxes.
Twin Cities Home Moving Services
Whether you’re moving across town or to a neighboring city, moving can be an exciting time. It’s an opportunity to decide what you really need in your life, and get rid of clutter you’ve been hanging onto for far too long. Once you’re in your new place, you’ll be glad you took the time to clear out old things you didn’t need.
Our expert Twin Cities movers at Right Choice Movers can help simplify your move once you’ve worked out what you want to take with you. Contact our home moving experts at 651-478-7488 to discuss your move, or contact us for a free estimate.