Moving houses is a stressful experience. There are many tasks that you need to do such as packing and boxing all your belongings to bring to your new home. However, there is one thing that you can do to make the whole process easier: get rid of some of your stuff.
The process of moving houses should always include decluttering. It will save you money because there is less stuff to transport. You will also have less to unpack when you get to your new place.
Once you get rid of some of the stuff, you have the option to sell items that can still be used or call a house clearance service. Good thing, there are a lot of businesses that will pick up and dispose of your rubbish on your behalf.
Treat this time as the end to an old era and the beginning of a new one by letting go of some of these items.
Clothes You No Longer Wear
Everyone has at least one clothing item in their closet that they do not wear, some still with a tag, because it no longer fits, because it is not flattering, or because it does not feel comfortable There is no reason for you to keep holding on to it. It will only be taking up space inside the moving truck and, later on, your new closet.
To declutter your wardrobe, bring everything out. One by one, pick up each item of clothing to decide whether to keep it, give it away, sell it, or toss it. Be ruthless. If you have not worn it in years or if it no longer fits, either pass it on or throw it away. Have a friend to help you to decide whether to get rid of something or keep it.
Books You Do Not Like
Books are heavy and difficult to transport. Are you sure that each title in your collection is something that you may read again in the future? If not, let someone else enjoy it. It will only weigh you down and waste space in your new home. Give its place instead to a new book that you really love.
Bath Items that You Receive as Gifts
You have your own shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other bath items that you like and you bought yourself. However, those that were given by family members or friends as gifts that you have not used. You are unlikely to use them in the future since you already have stuff that you prefer.
Check each one if anything has expired. If the smell or consistency has changed, toss it out. If it can still be used, give it to someone who might like it. Just make sure that you are not handing it to the same person who gave the item to you as a gift.
Stuff You Borrowed
Decluttering will reveal things that you have lost or forgotten about. Stuff that you borrowed from family or friends will reappear. It might feel embarrassing to give something back years after you borrowed it, but it is the right thing to do. They might be looking for that item or it may have sentimental value to the owner. It will clear your conscience to return it.
Once you arrive in your new home, you will feel grateful to your old self for getting rid of some of your belongings. Unpacking and organizing, especially after a long travel from your old town to your new home, will be easier. Plus, you will have space for all the new clothes or books that you will buy.