So, you’re moving home – that’s awesome news! But, what about all of the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years?
You know, the stuff you can’t let go of just yet, but which is making the whole moving process a real headache?
As we mention in our House Move Checklist, decluttering your home before you move is essential. After all, attempting to move from a cluttered house makes an already stressful process even worse.
As they say, a tidy house is a tidy mind. So, let’s crack on with five great tips for decluttering your home.
1. Use self-storage
If you’ve got so much clutter that you really can’t see the wood for the trees, don’t fret – there’s a solution, and it comes in the form of self-storage.
Self-storage units are cost-effective and easy to book and use. They’re your space for as long as you need them, and you can normally access them whenever required. And that means you can store stuff out of the way while you move. All of your stuff will still be there, ready for when you need it again, albeit it safely and securely stored away.
2. Throw some stuff away
Come on, admit it – there’s some stuff you’re holding onto which you simply no longer need.
Be ruthless before you move. Make a list of the things you absolutely need or want to hold onto, and then give away or throw away everything else that didn’t make the cut. It might be hard at first, but it’ll make the move process so much easier in the long run.
3. Do one room at a time
One of the biggest mistakes people make when attempting to declutter their homes before a move is to try and do it all in one go.
Instead, break it up into bite-sized chunks. Like any big project, a declutter will be far easier to approach if you do so in an organised, strategic fashion.
The best way to do this is to tackle one room at a time, and reward yourself once each one is completed.
4. Donate your old clothes
Often, one of the biggest clutter culprits is the wardrobe – but there’s a satisfying way to sort yours out which will make you feel great at the same time.
Rather than packing and moving older clothes you’ll never wear again, donate them to charity instead. This way, you get rid of unnecessary clutter and do your bit for a great cause, too – it’s win-win!
5. Bring in the troops
Whatever you do, don’t attempt to declutter your home on your own. It’s pretty soul destroying.
Instead, call on the help of friends and family. Promise them some form of reward at the end and tackle it together. Just one extra pair of hands could halve the time it takes to get rid of all that stuff.
See? Decluttering doesn’t have to be hard at all! Just follow our tips above and you’ll find moving home far less stressful.