Moving is a serious project, one that can get stressful quickly without ample preparation. As you gear up for residential moving, it helps to kick things off with a refreshing de-cluttering. Here are some pro tips to get the you get the ball rolling!
De-clutter Before Moving Tips
As we mentioned in one of our previous blogs, it helps to start the packing process a month or two in advance of the move. Start by taking a look at your storage spaces! Here, where most families store their least-used possessions, you’ll find ample opportunity to purge unneeded belongings. Whatever doesn’t make the Craig’s List cut can be bagged up for donating to Goodwill or the Salvation Army! Make sure you keep a donation receipt for next year’s taxes.
Another area perfect for de-cluttering is the garage. Unused vacation equipment and tools tend to take up a lot of space in the moving van, so dig deep and carefully decide on what you really need! During this process, many homeowners discover they have more worn out furniture and appliances than they can handle. Thankfully, there are numerous local junk removal services to help you out, such as our friends at 1st Quality Clean Up! Think of how good you’ll feel when your new home is free from all the extra clutter. Speaking of feeling good…
Why De-cluttering is Good for You
Everyone benefits when we let go of our unused possessions. Plus, it just feels good! Every bag of belongings you purge now represents additional space you’ll enjoy in your new home. If you’re still looking to sell your current home, de-cluttering also helps potential buyers get a more accurate picture of your property’s value. Finally, purging unused belongings makes it easier to pack. So much easier! If you limit the number of trips you make on the move by donating some possessions, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars.
Need Moving Services?
Of course, our team is always available to help you through the residential moving process! Our professional movers can help you relocate your belongings and provide additional insight on how to best pack your belongings! For more information, feel free to give us a call at (817) 267-9901!