Packing up your home ready for a move can be a mammoth task. Each room in your current home has to be emptied and packed up before your moving day. This can take a long time to accomplish if you’ve lived in the same house for a long time and if you have children. But the process can be made far easier if you declutter beforehand. Many homeowners pack up and transport items they don’t need to their new homes. But doing this can cost additional time and money, that could be put to better use. To get your clutter under control before you move, use these top tips.
Hire a skip
As you declutter your home, you will be surprised at just how much you want to throw away. Especially if you want to get rid of furniture or large appliances. To save you multiple journeys to and from your local rubbish tip, hiring a skip could be a fantastic solution. Take a look at this awesome guide to choosing the right size skip bin or contact a skip company for a quote. This will make your decluttering process a lot easier and more convenient.
Get rid of duplicates
If you have duplicate items in your home that you don’t need, now is the time to get rid. Whatever the item is, if you have never used it or don’t require more than one, there’s no reason to take it with you. Compare the condition of your duplicate items. Keep your favorite or the one that is in the best condition and donate or throw away the rest. This will make you feel lighter while also reducing the amount you need to pack.
Check your toiletries
Go through your bathroom cabinets and drawers to check your toiletries and beauty products. Remove any items that are broken, out of date or leaking. You should also get rid of items that have been opened but not used recently. Group specific items together to see if you have any duplicates too. You should also do this check on any food and drink items you have in your home. This part of your decluttering process will make it easier to take stock of which items you have and which you need to stock up on.
Scan your paperwork
It’s likely that you have a place in your home where you store your important paperwork. Many people feel uncomfortable decluttering their paperwork, in case they throw something away important. While you can carefully go through your files, there is another way to declutter and save space. Scan your paperwork and store them as digital files on your computer instead. Then you can shred or recycle the paper copy and keep yourself organized.
While decluttering your home may seem time-consuming, it can actually save you time in the long run. It could also reduce the amount of boxes you need to transport to your new home. This a fresh start so use this opportunity to simplify and only take what you need.
May 17, 2016