Moving house is the perfect opportunity to get rid of all of the clutter and items you do not use. You have to go through everything before you move anyway, so what better time to have a good old clear out? At first, decluttering your home can seem daunting, particularly if you’ve accumulated a lot of junk over the years. In fact, 54% of UK residents admit to having cluttered homes. Moving into a new house is a fresh start, and the last thing you want to be doing is lugging loads of stuff you don’t need into your new place.
Below, we share our top tips for decluttering before you move into a new house.
Let’s be honest, decluttering your home is just one thing on your long to-do list before moving house – and, for many of us, it’s not something that we look forward to. Instead of putting it off or delaying it, it’s best to just get stuck in and start decluttering right away.
Starting straight away can also help you to save on costs – once you’ve downsized, you’ll need less boxes to move all of your possessions to your new house.
Before you start sorting through all of your stuff, get four boxes and label them: ‘Keep’, ‘Donate/Sell’, ‘Storage’ and ‘Throw Away’. Tackle your home room by room using these four boxes to sort through all of your possessions. When you finish one room, go through the boxes and take the appropriate action – either take a big bag of stuff to charity, put items into storage or throw them away.
As difficult as it may be, it is important that you are ruthless when sorting through your clutter. In fact, if you haven’t used an item within the last year, you should get rid of it – the chances are, you aren’t going to use it in the next year either. If a piece of clothing no longer fits you or you can’t remember the last time you wore it, donate it to charity. If you have piles of paperwork lying around that you do not need, shred them.
Of course, there are going to be some sentimental items that you do want to keep. It’s always a good idea to put a separate box aside for these items so that they stay safe and organised.
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