Moving home is an exciting prospect, but can be somewhat stressful. However, it’s the beginning of a new adventure and a great opportunity to get rid of items you no longer need or use. A downsize is an essential part of the moving process, and not only does it free up space, a clear-out allows you to buy new and updated items to add to your new home!

Out with the Old

If you’re lacking motivation and need a little push in the right direction, the following tips should help you learn how to successfully declutter your home before the big move!

Make a list of all of the items you know you’ll be taking with you when moving home. Anything that you don’t plan to take with you should be recycled, sold or given away.

Try and be as scrupulous as possible when clearing out your home. If there are items that you haven’t used in a long time or clothes you haven’t worn in years, consider whether it adds any value to your life. If not, do you need them?

Moving home is a great opportunity to upgrade or update existing items such as furniture or electrical items. If you get rid of any old or worn items before you move, you can replace them when you arrive at your new home, saving you money on transportation costs!

Get rid of pieces of furniture that are old and tatty. It can be tough if you really like that old chest-of-drawers, but it’s probably due an upgrade…

Enlist your family and friends to help you declutter your home. Bringing someone in who isn’t attached to your belongings can help give you that push to get rid of that old jug that’s full of cracks.

Have a Plan of Action

Don’t throw yourself in and think that you can work your way through your entire home in just a couple of hours. Instead, sit down with a cuppa and make a plan of what hope to achieve with each room. For example, think about the most used items in your kitchen and whether or not you need all the other utensils you keep stored in that untouched cupboard…

If you’re planning on being industrious and getting rid of lots of things, ensure you have durable boxes and bags to hand. This saves you having to hunt for them when you’re fully enthralled in the clear-out – it’ll only add more stress to your move!

Enlist in Professional Help

If you want to get on with the packing of your home and not be bogged down with the bigger aspects such as the heavy-lifting and transportation, a professional moving company can help you. At Pers Removals, our team is professional and experienced when it comes to all things moving related. Regardless of whether you’re moving residentially from a house or flat, or want help in moving your business, we can help. To find out more, get in touch with us today.