3 Strategies for Clutter-Busting Before a Move

Clutter-Busting Before a MoveWhether you’re headed across the country, to a different state, or just down the road, clutter-busting before a move is essential.

Why bring all those unnecessary items that you haven’t even looked at in the last year (or more) when you go? Chances are, you probably didn’t even know you had all those items, so declutter and get a fresh start!

And remember, 5 Star Moving & Storage is just the place to call for help with moving. We provide professional drivers, organized packers, and a reputation that is trusted for our integrity, honesty and safety.

Clutter-Busting Before a Move

Moving can be somewhat overwhelming, especially if the move is a big one with many family members involved. Here are some great ideas to get you started on getting rid of that clutter:

  1. Start by getting some good boxes or plastic bins, packing materials, such as heavy-duty tape, blankets and towels from your linen closet, pillows and any padding you can find for delicate items such as dishes and breakables.
  2. Organize and pack one room at a time, starting with a space that is not used as often where items won’t be needed during the move. Examples might be a sewing room or craft room, guest room, basement, garage, etc.
  3. Plan a selling strategy for unwanted items. Post garage sales on social media, sell through online auctions such as eBay, have a good old-fashioned garage sale (time permitting), or give some of your items away to charity for a good cause. You can also look at some recycling options.

Most importantly, start as early as possible on all of your clutter-busting before a move. Know the space you are moving into. If the items you have now will not fit into the new space, then it’s time to get rid of it. Once you’ve put in a good amount of time each day, reward yourself with an evening out and get some quality time in with friends if you plan to move far away.

Yes, the Decluttering Struggle is Real

Most of us can honestly say we have struggled with the decision of what should stay and what should go when it comes time to move to a new house. A lot of our stuff has sentimental value and great memories attached to them.

However, one easy but effective tactic is to invite that no-nonsense friend or family member over to help you with clutter-busting before a move. They will guide you in making quick decisions and keep you focused on the task at hand. Just be sure to ask them to take stuff to a donation center so nothing “accidentally” ends up with items destined for your new home.

At 5 Star Moving & Storage, we want to help you with your move so that you can focus on the exciting aspects of a new move, like getting a fresh start in a fantastic new home! And nothing feels better than knowing that your unwanted or unused items have gone to someone in need. So, sit back, and leave the heavy lifting and moving details to us, you’ll be glad you did!

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