How to Downsize Your Things
Moving can be daunting when you start to realize how much stuff you need to pack before you move. That's why we recommend decluttering and downsizing before you move. There is no use in taking the time to pack something that you don't need in your new home. We recommend going through all of your things before you move to identify what you want to keep and what you want to sell or donate. Here are our expert tips on how to declutter before a move.
Take it One Room at a Time
The easiest way to go through your things it to take it one room at a time. This helps you divide up the work and feel less stressed about the large task ahead of you. Start with one room, like the kitchen, and sort through every cabinet, drawer, and storage closet. Make a pile of anything you don't want to keep to go through later.
When Was the Last Time You Used It?
When deciding whether or not to keep something, consider when the last time you used it was. If it's something you completely forgot you hard, it's safe to say you can get rid of it. Even if it's something you have had for a long time, if you haven't used it in a year, you probably don't need it.
Selling VS. Donating
Once you have gone through all of your things, it's time to decide what to do with the things that you don't want. If you have a lot of spare time, you can try to sell your things in a garage sale or in an online market like Facebook Marketplace. Then you could use the profits to help pay some of your moving costs. If you don't have the time for that, you can always drop off unwanted items at a local shelter or donation center.
If you need help with any part of the moving process, our team is here to help. We offer a variety of moving and storage services that can be useful to you. Contact us today to get started.