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How to Start Decluttering Before You Move House

Woman sat on floor decluttering by organising things into a keep donate and throw boxes

Moving to a new home is an exciting experience but can also be overwhelming and stressful. One of the biggest challenges involved in moving is figuring out what to do with all your stuff. Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street, the thought of packing up your entire life can be daunting. This is where decluttering comes into its own, allowing you to reduce what you have to make your packing much easier.

Decluttering is the process of getting rid of the things you no longer need or want in order to create a more organised and simplified living space. Decluttering gives you a chance to look at what you own, reorganise your things and let go of what you no longer need. It allows you create a space that truly reflects who you are whilst ensuring each of your belongings has its own home.

Why Declutter BEFORE You Move?

When you are preparing to move home, you might be thinking that the last thing you need to do is to be sorting through your things – you have enough to do, right? Well, there are several benefits to decluttering before you move. For one, it can save you time and money. The less you have to pack, the less time and money it will take to move your belongings. Decluttering can also help you feel more organised and in control of the moving process. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of packing up your entire life, you can focus on what’s most important to you and get rid of everything else

But where do you start? How do you decide what to keep and what to get rid of? And how do you stay motivated throughout the process?

In this blog post, we will be sharing our best tips and tricks for how to declutter before you move house. We’ll cover everything from creating a plan and setting goals to sorting through your belongings and finding new homes for the things you no longer need. So grab a coffee, a notebook and pen, then put on your favourite playlist, and let’s get started!

Our Top Tips for Decluttering Your Home

  1. Create a plan and set goals: Before you start decluttering, create a plan for how you want to approach the process. Set realistic goals for how much you want to accomplish each day or week. This will help you stay motivated and on track. 
  2. Sort through your belongings: Start by sorting your belongings into categories, such as clothing, books, kitchen items, and so on. Then, go through each category and decide what you want to keep, what you want to donate or sell, and what you want to throw away. Have boxes & black bags on standby to help you sort.
  3. Be ruthless: When it comes to decluttering, it’s important to be ruthless. Ask yourself do you need this, when did you last use it, does it have sentimental value, is it replaceable and does it have a home. Make a decision and let it go if you can.
  4. Get rid of duplicates: If you have multiples of the same item, such as kitchen gadgets or clothing, choose your favourite or the one that you use the most and donate or sell the rest.
  5. Find new homes for the things you no longer need: Instead of throwing away items you no longer need, consider donating or selling them. This can include clothing, furniture, books, and more. Not only will this help you declutter, but it will also benefit someone else in need and is better for the environment.
  6. Use the “one in, one out” rule: To prevent clutter from building up in your new home, consider using the “one in, one out” rule. This means that for every new item you bring into your home, you get rid of an old one.
  7. Get help if you need it: If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure about the decluttering process, consider getting help from a friend or professional organiser. They can offer guidance and support throughout the process.

In conclusion, decluttering before you move house is an essential part of the moving process. It can save you time and money, and make your move easier and more efficient. By following these tips and tricks for decluttering, you can make the process manageable and even enjoyable. Remember to create a plan and set goals, sort through your belongings, be ruthless, find new homes for the things you no longer need, and use the “one in, one out” rule. With the right mindset and approach, you can create a more organised and simplified living space in your new home. So take the time to declutter before you move, and enjoy the benefits of a fresh start in your new space.

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