Tips for Decluttering When Moving

Decluttering when moving is the first step you must make before hiring moving assistance. Alt text: many different things stuffed in one room.

Finally, you found your perfect home and you could not be any happier. Already in your head, you are envisioning yourself in your new residence. What a remarkable feeling! However, the spell will start to wear off as soon as you start thinking about your move that awaits you. At that point, you will start to feel overwhelmed and concerned. Especially when you look around and realize how much stuff you need to take care of. Take a deep breath and calm down. There is no need to panic. You will get everything done with just a little research and a lot of organization. For starters, decluttering before moving should be your first order of business.

Why should you declutter when moving?

There are many good reasons to declutter. You do not want to pay for packing and shipping of things that you do not need and that you do not use. That is a waste of money. Plus, it is also a waste of time to pack and unpack things that you do not really need. Most importantly, your physical clutter can influence your mental state. Therefore, it is always a great idea to get rid of things that provoke negative emotions inside of you. Free you mind and your personal space. Decluttering is one of the great tips to improve your home this summer.

Decluttering when moving takes time, so start ASAP

Getting rid of personal items can cause anxiety and anxiousness in many of us. Therefore, it is not a good idea to declutter your entire home one day before moving day. That is a very bad idea and poor planning. In order to keep your sanity, you should declutter every day for a few hours. Do not overdo it, decluttering for two or three hours is really enough. This way you will be more relaxed and less tense. Remember, it is about the pace, not the race.

Once you eliminate all of the clutter, you will free liberated and happier. Alt text: two persons jumping out of joy during a sunset.

How to decide what should be tossed and what should be kept?

Well, this is a very difficult but necessary question during decluttering when moving. First and foremost, you must be honest with yourself. You cannot make silly excuses why something should be kept when in reality you haven’t used it in the past two years. Try to think about decluttering from a positive perspective. When you toss something, you will have space to buy something new that you will like and use even more.

Positivity is key during this process. Positivity and honesty! So, before you go on to book your moving professionals get rid of unneeded things. After all, how can they give you a reliable quote when you do not know how many boxes will you need to transport to your new home in Miami.

Moving to Miami has great benefits. Amazing weather is only one of them. Alt text: Bird’s eye view of Miami.

Take you pick – toss, sell or donate

Believe it or not, this part of decluttering can be fun if you have a positive attitude towards it. Have you ever watched Sex and the City the movie? There is a scene where three friends help the main character declutter her closet. They are drinking champagne and listening to music while they were at it. Well, you might want to drink coffee instead of alcohol just to get more done. So, what are you waiting for? Get your friends together and start having some fun. Do not forget that post-it sticky papers are your friend. Label, label, label! Here are your options when decluttering.

Toss your clutter

Everything that is broken or ripped should be tossed. There is really no need to overthink this one. Make a pile for tossing and start adding things to it. So, all kitchen appliances that are hanging on by a thread should be in this pile. Also, your stained and ripped shirts should be in it

as well. Those aren’t good even for wearing around the house. Once the pile is done toss it out. Also, do not forget to recycle in case something can be.

Donate your clutter

Donating is my favorite way to declutter when moving. Not only are you doing something productive for yourself, but you are also helping others that are in need. The Salvation Army and Goodwill will be happy to take in everything that you can offer them. So, everything from old blankets, clothing items, groceries, cosmetics, and many other things can be donated. Truly, there are minimal restrictions on what can be donated. There are benefits of relocating your household to Miami, so make charity one of the benefits.

Sell your clutter

Moving is expensive. Packing materials, moving professionals and many other things cost a lot of money. Selling your clutter is a great way to give your moving budget a little boost. There are many different ways to sell used things. For example, you can sell stuff on Facebook, eBay, Amazon or any other online platform. Also, you can have a garage sale. Maybe even better, a yard sale. This can be a fun idea for a garden party that can pop. Get your friends together, party and sell your unneeded stuff. If you ask me, making money and partying are a great combination for fun.

You can have a lot of nick-knacks is your home if you organize wisely. However, be careful, because you can easily overdo it. Alt text: a beautiful light living room with many details.

Start small so you can achieve your goal

You might be reluctant to start this process because you feel overwhelmed. Put your iPad away and stop reading It is my favorite too, but it will have to wait until you resolve your decluttering problem. To be successful in this process, you must start small. Don’t even choose a room, choose a drawer or cabinet and start from there. When you end a small task like that successfully you will be more motivated to carry on and start working on the next section that needs to be decluttered.

This will not be an easy project for you. However, it will certainly worth it. It will take a lot of your time and energy to declutter when moving. Nevertheless, when the moving day comes and

once you start unpacking you will feel liberated and much more at ease. So, keep that in mind when you feel like quitting. Once everything is done, enjoy yourself and take a break.

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