Having a home full of useless clutter is a common issue people will have. If this is true for you, then the best time to resolve this problem is when you are planning to move into a new home. When you are packing your belongings, you will be perfectly positioned to look at the things that you own, deciding what has a use and what might be less than useful. But what makes decluttering an essential thing to plan for when it comes to planning for a move?

Why It is necessary to eliminate clutter before you move?

There are many benefits of eliminating clutter before you move. The biggest benefit is the time and money you’ll save when it comes to moving day. The less things you pack into the truck, the less it will cost to move it. Moving unnecessary items to your new location will not only increase your moving cost but you’ll have to spend extra time unpacking those items when you get to your new home. Not only this, but you’ll also need to find somewhere to put those items and you might lose space that you would otherwise use to keep the home look neat and organized.

The top things to declutter before you start packing for your big move…

When it comes to decluttering, sometimes you need to just “let go” in order to make the most of your efforts. Things that you may be holding on to unnecessarily should be making their way into the trash bin, or perhaps passed along or donated if they are still in good condition.

The main things to look out for when it comes to decluttering include:

● Broken or worn out items
● Old, bulky furniture
● Clothes and shoes that don’t fit
● Books you have read
● Kitchen items you haven’t used in the last 3-6 months (you probably won’t miss it)
● Excess children’s toys
● Large appliances
● Tools and garden equipment, you never use
● Out-of-date electronic gadgets (printers, computers, monitors, cables, etc…)
● Unneeded paperwork

The things to keep during a move…

While there are some things that you are going to need to get rid of before a move, there are always things that you are going to need to hold on to. Not only are these things useful, but sometimes they are valuable or incredibly important to keep.
To help you realize what to keep, here are some of the things that should be held onto before and during a move:

● Important documents (tax records, bank statements, insurance policies, etc.…)
● Electronics you still use
● Jewelry
● Family heirlooms
● Antiques
● Artwork and collector’s items

As you can see, when it comes to your big move you can make things a whole lot easier by decluttering before you pack. In doing so you are not only going to take less with you during your move, but you are also likely to make things much less stressful when the time comes to unpack at the other end.

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