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  • Writer's pictureWill Lean

How to Declutter Before a Move: Tips for Streamlining Your Belongings

Decluttering before a move is an important step in streamlining your belongings and making the moving process smoother. Here are some tips for decluttering before your move.

  1. Start Early Give yourself plenty of time to declutter before your move. Start at least a month before your move date to allow for proper sorting and organization.

  2. Create a Sorting System Create a sorting system that works for you. You can use different colored stickers or labels to indicate what to keep, what to donate, what to sell, and what to throw away. You can also use separate boxes or bags for each category.

  3. Tackle One Room at a Time Decluttering can be overwhelming, so it's best to tackle one room at a time. This will help you stay organized and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

  4. Be Ruthless When decluttering, be ruthless. Ask yourself if each item is really necessary or if it's just taking up space. If you haven't used or worn something in the last year, it's probably time to let it go.

  5. Sell or Donate Items Sell or donate items that you no longer need or want. You can have a yard sale, list items on online marketplaces, or donate to local charities or thrift stores.

  6. Consider Your New Space Consider the size and layout of your new home when decluttering. If you're downsizing, you may need to let go of some items that won't fit in your new space.

  7. Digitize Important Documents Digitize important documents such as tax records, receipts, and personal documents to save space and reduce clutter.

  8. Pack Smartly Pack your belongings strategically, keeping similar items together and labeling boxes clearly. This will make unpacking easier and ensure that nothing gets lost or damaged during the move.

Decluttering before a move can save you time and money, reduce stress, and help you start fresh in your new home. By starting early, creating a sorting system, being ruthless, and considering your new space, you can streamline your belongings and make your move smoother.

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