Anyone who’s ever moved home knows that things can be difficult. It takes a lot to pack up an entire house and move it to another one!
While packing and sorting take a lot of time, you should be able to make it easier on yourself by moving with a little less. With fewer things to pack, you’ll be able to keep your new home clutter-free for a home that’s easier to maintain and keep clean.
Want to make light work of your house move? Take a look at the following steps.
Go through each room in turn
Not everyone finds decluttering easy. It can be hard to say goodbye to things. But if you no longer want or need certain items, then there’s no point holding onto them. Being ruthless when decluttering clothes will help you get rid of a lot. You should also take the same approach to other items in your home.
After a thorough decluttering, you’ll have far less to take with you to make moving much easier.
Sell or donate what you no longer need
There are a lot of upsides to getting rid of the things you no longer need. You’ve got the option of selling, donating and even recycling your clothes. There are a lot of great websites where you can sell your clothes, helping you make a little money ready for your move. Your earnings could help you fund your moving costs, or help you buy some pieces for your new home.
Think about where your things will go
One way to help you get rid of what you no longer need is to visualize your things in your new home. You can plot it out room by room and make a decision to get rid of the things you don’t think will fit. Furniture may not fit in your new space or your tastes might have changed, so it’s good to think about what you really want to take with you before you move.
Make moving easier by having less
When you have fewer things to pack and move, it can become much easier and less stressful. One of the ways you can save further stress is to use a moving company to help you. North American Van Lines provide effective services for helping you move your belongings and save you a lot of work. With a moving company helping you, your move can be a lot smoother, which is ideal if you’re trying to juggle a move around family, work and other responsibilities.
There are a lot of things on the task list when it comes to moving house. But if you’re organized and prepared, it will go much smoother. Whether you’re moving long-distance or just around the corner, having a big clear out and getting your things in order will make light work of your house move.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.