Congratulations, you’re moving! Maybe onto bigger and better, maybe onto smaller and better. Whatever the reason for your move, it’s now time to tackle years and years and years of “stuff”! Do yourself a favor and make unpacking easier on yourself with these simple tips for a clutter free move.
- One room at a time. Don’t let the process overwhelm you, start early and tackle just one room for now. Start with the room with the most clutter, perhaps it’s a basement storage room or a mudroom. Tackling the hardest room first will make the rest of the rooms a breeze.
- Pile and purge. You will be surprised when you start to pile like items together. You will realize quickly that you have 4 can openers. Guess, what? You don’t need 4 can openers, one does the trick and it will certainly make unpacking your kitchen a lot easier.
- When was the last time? Keep asking yourself this question. When was the last time I used this? When was the last time I even saw this? If it’s not something that you use or wear regularly (excluding seasonal items…don’t get rid of that Christmas tree!) its time to let it go.
Purge some more, or donate: The key to your new space being clutter free is to not bring a lot of clutter into the new space. I know it’s hard to let go of some of those treasures, but now is the time to do it. You are working with a clean slate, it’s time to let go of that neon light up Bud Light sign! Don’t forget that one man’s (or woman’s) trash is another man (or woman’s) treasure. Consider donating the items that you don’t want anymore or consign items that might carry some value.