Are you getting ready for a big move to another city or even another country? Maybe you are worried that you are going to carry a lot of non-essential and useless items over to your new place.
If that is the case, then the best way to deal with this would be to declutter your home before you move. Most people think that they will declutter their house once they have moved to the new place. But that usually doesn’t work.
Read on to see some tips on how you can clean your home and declutter it before moving on to a new place.
Make an Inventory of Everything You Own
Even the thought of going through everything you own might be making you reconsider this whole endeavor, to begin with. But you must do this at least once with everything in your home.
Also, ensure that you make your inventory digitally or store it in a digital cloud, so you will never lose it. It might seem like a tedious task to do, but it will be well worth it.
This is also a great way to plan out where you will put each of these items in your new home. That’s what we call killing two birds with one stone.
Go Through the List and Figure Out What You Want to Keep
Once you have a detailed inventory of everything you have in your home, you will want to go through the list in Marie Kondo fashion and only keep those things that spark joy within you (or are completely necessary).
There will be many items that you are keeping out of nostalgia or a misplaced identification with a long-forgotten era. Think carefully and assess whether you want to carry these items to your new home.
Donate or Sell as Many Unnecessary Items as You Can
Once you have an idea of which items are going to stay and which are not, think about selling, donating, or giving away (to friends or family) items you don’t need or want anymore.
There are many websites online, like Craigslist, Kijiji, or eBay, where you can sell your unneeded items. You can also donate it to the local women’s shelter or other charitable organizations.
Maybe you have baby clothing that your newly pregnant friend would love to have.
Throw Away the Rest
Now comes the hard part. Every item that you don’t want or need anymore, but you couldn’t give away or sell needs to be thrown out. Use a local junk removal company or dump it in the local dumpster.
Get rid of it, and feel a sigh of relief as you create space for fresh items to enter your life.
Declutter Your Home First Before Moving to a New Home
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not that hard to declutter your home before moving. In fact, it’s truly the best time to do it.
But if you are feeling too exhausted to even think about the process, then hire a cleaning service like Lemon Blossom Cleaning Services to take care of decluttering for you.
They take care of both move-in cleaning and move-out cleaning. Contact them today!