Getting Rid Of The Clutter Before You Move

Getting Rid Of The Clutter Before You Move

Moving to a new home in Austin, TX is a daunting experience, but it’s made even more overwhelming when you’re facing mounds of clutter. Clutter seems to accumulate over the years without us even noticing it, and it’s only when it’s time to pack up and move do we realize just how much stuff we’ve gathered throughout the years. Getting rid of the clutter before it’s time to pack up and move can make the entire moving experience in Austin, TX much easier. 

Decluttering is something that everyone needs to do, and there is no better inspiration for getting it done than a move. Your decluttering gives you just the fresh new start you need to start anew in your new home. 

Tips For Great Decluttering

The decluttering process itself is overwhelming, and you might be wondering just where to start. A few tips for great decluttering are: 

  • Go through your storage areas first – Going through those storage areas first can make getting through the rest of your Austin, much easier. These storage areas are like the “Mt. Everest” areas of the home, and after you tackle these you’ll feel like you can handle anything. Go through your closets, your basement, and your garage first in order to make the other parts of the home seem like a walk in the park. 

  • Set up categories – Categories are great for making organization smoother, and a big part of decluttering is organization. Setting up 5 categories you’ll use to sort your clutter is a great way to break it down into smaller and more manageable pieces, and these categories should include clothing, books, documents, miscellaneous, and sentimental. Go room by room and sort your clutter into these categories before breaking down what to keep and what to toss away or donate. 

  • If you don’t use it, get rid of it – Aside from sentimental and irreplaceable items, it’s important to remember that if you don’t use it, it’s time to lose it. If you haven’t used an item that you’ve been “saving” for any reason in the past year, it’s likely you won’t use it this year either. Should the need for that item arise, it can be replaced, but as of now it’s just acting as clutter in your Austin home. 

  • Consider your food – Food is a clutter item that many people don’t view as clutter until it’s time to move or clear out the pantry. Stop full grocery shopping trips around 2 weeks before your move and commit to using what is already in the pantry as a means of decluttering your kitchen space. 

A Smoother Move With Less Stuff

When you have less stuff, the entire moving process is easier. From packing up to starting fresh in your new space, it’s always nice to have fewer things to deal with. If you’re planning a move in the near future and you’re looking for ways to make your experience easier, contact us at Instamove Austin today. 

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