If you’re wondering where to start before packing for a move, why not pick the most personal room in the home? The bedroom of your Austin, TX home is one of those spaces you spend the most amount of time in, even if you don’t quite realize it. Because your bedroom is filled with your important day-to-day needs, you don’t have to begin packing things into boxes straight away, but it’s the perfect time to break down your bedroom and figure out what’s coming with you and what you’re going to purge.
Sorting through your personal belongings and deciding what deserves an extended place in your life and what doesn’t can be an emotional thing. The sentimental nature of decluttering your bedroom is one big reason why many put it off until last minute, which can result in a messier and less organized process overall.
How To Declutter Your Bedroom
Approaching the decluttering of your Austin bedroom with a plan is always the best idea. If you’re unsure of a plan to approach, a great way to go about this decluttering process is:
- Start with 30 minutes per day – You don’t have to tackle the entire job all at once, and for many this might be both emotionally and physically exhausting at the same time. Instead, take around 30 minutes each day and dedicate it to clearing out different areas of your bedroom area. One day it might be the clothes dresser, another day it might be the closet. If you don’t finish the area, don’t worry about it, and instead just pick up where you left off for tomorrow’s half hour. You’ll find that you make serious progress in your bedroom without feeling like you’re exerting much energy at all.
- Declutter your closet – If you’re looking for a place to start, the closet is a great pick. Your closet is likely to hold the most clutter in your bedroom and going there first lets you know you can declutter anything. When it comes to your closet, you might have these pieces you love, but it’s time to think critically about what makes sense to keep and what you can donate to families in need. Clothes that no longer fit, things you forgot you owned, anything you haven’t worn in a full cycle of seasons, and clothes that no longer make you feel confident will be of better use elsewhere.
- Take a look at your furniture – Bedrooms are seemingly a haven of bulky furniture pieces that rarely see much use. That big chaise lounge you had to have, but only collects dust, might not be the piece you should bring along for your fresh start. Take a good look at your bedroom furniture and only take with you what you actually use.
After The Bedroom
After you’ve broken down and decluttered your Austin bedroom, you’ll feel confident and motivated to get on track with the rest of the home. If you’re looking to prepare your home for a move, let us help and call Instamove Austin today.