Moving can be a cumbersome process. Therefore, it’s important to ensure all the necessary plans are in place to avoid any intricacies or frustrations. You can make the process easier and less costly by decluttering your home as you prepare to move. Nevertheless, decluttering itself can be overwhelming and time-consuming. If a good system is not in place, you’ll end up throwing away the things that are important to you and keeping those which do not matter. If need be, you can seek the services of professional movers to guide you through the process.
When decluttering your home, here’s what you need to do before the professional movers can offer their assistance.
Prepare Mentally For the Move
There is a high probability that almost all the items you have possessed for a long time have some sentimental value associated with them. If you aren’t prepared psychologically, it will be difficult for you to throw them away. Once you have decided to declutter your home, it’s important to detach yourself from these items so you can do it objectively. Otherwise, you’ll discover that your new home is cluttered from the moment you begin to settle.
Sort the Items into Four Categories
Use four different categories of separation as the basis of your decluttering process. These types include; “items to be thrown away”, “things to be kept,” “items to be donated,” and “things to be sold.” After identifying your categories, designate four different zones in your house where each of the four categories will be placed.
Remove the Unwanted Goods As Soon As Possible
Try not to allow the unwanted goods to stay at one place and gather dust. As soon as you have sorted them out, make an effort to get rid of them. Pack those items which are rendered useless into boxes and throw them away. For the things you’ve decided to give away or donate, find a suitable recipient to give them as soon as you can. Advertise online, organize a garage sale, or find a suitable buyer elsewhere for the items you’ve decided to sell.
Ask for Assistance
During the decluttering process, you may feel overwhelmed as a result of the numerous things you may have left out. If sorting out your belongings and deciding where to place them in your categories is difficult for you, do not hesitate to ask for help. Ask your family, neighbors, friends of even the professional movers for guidance on how to best declutter your home.
For more information about decluttering your home contact the professional movers at Gasperson today!