Moving day is already stressful enough, and having extra junk to worry about during the move will only add more! Before your moving day, you should de-clutter and remove extra “stuff” you no longer use or need. This can help save you time during the move. Don’t wait until you’ve moved to your new space to get rid of old items!
Make sure to manage your time well; don’t decide to keep or toss something during the moving day! You should already have everything you need to be packed on moving day. We usually say to plan about two to three weeks ahead of the moving day to figure out what you need and what you don’t.
Separate Your Items
Start a necessity pile, decide which items you need during the moving day, and have them readily available to use. These items may include toilet paper, food, box cutter, hammer, nails, etc. You can place these items in a box and mark it as “Necessity” and keep it near you during the move so that you can dive into and grab what you need right away.
To help de-clutter, you can categorize items in three different ways: Things You Need, Things You Can Toss, and Things You Can Donate. A good rule of thumb is to bring three boxes into each room you’re packing up, and as you pick up items, place them in the corresponding box.
When going through things like clothing, especially, ask yourself if you need this article of clothing; when was the last time you wore it? Was it over a year? If so, you probably won’t wear it again, and you could donate it to someone who will. You can do the same for sheets, towels, hand towels, and utensils.
Check the expiration dates of some of the bathroom items; odds are there could be a few items that are way past their expiration date, and could easily be thrown out!
These are just a few ways to help you de-clutter before your big move! When getting rid of things you no longer need, use your imagination, you’ll be surprised at the number of ideas you have to get rid of clutter!
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