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6 Tips for Decluttering and Simplifying Before a Move

Are you getting ready to move? Do you feel like your home is overwhelmed with stuff? It’s time to satisfy your urge to purge and declutter before settling into a new apartment. We understand the importance of starting fresh and embracing an asset-light lifestyle that offers unlimited flexibility. In this blog post, we’ll share five key tips to help you declutter effectively before your move.

Get An Early start 

One common mistake is not starting the decluttering process early enough. It’s easy to underestimate the amount of stuff we have. To avoid unnecessary stress, start decluttering as early as possible. Start small and once the move gets closer, increase your time spent decluttering and packing. By giving yourself ample time, the process becomes more manageable and less intense. Don’t wait until the last minute; start early to make your move smoother and less stressful.

Scale Down Miscellaneous Items

To quickly declutter, try the 12-12-12 challenge. Your goal is to find 12 items to throw away, 12 to sell or donate, and 12 items that you absolutely want to keep. You can adjust the numbers based on your preferences and decluttering goals. This approach is highly effective as you go room by room through your current home, ensuring that you declutter thoroughly.

Make Decisions about Furniture

Decluttering your furniture should be at the top of your moving checklist. Before you move into a fully furnished apartment, you’ll need to decide what to do with your existing furniture. Should you keep and store it, sell it, donate it, or recycle it? Consider the options that suit your needs and preferences.

If you want to earn a tax break, donating large items like furniture can be tax-deductible. Some donation centers even offer furniture removal services, saving you the hassle. Alternatively, you can sell your furniture on resale sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, but keep in mind that coordinating with potential buyers can be time-consuming. Take into account the stress of selling, the cost of storage, and the logistics of donating or discarding furniture before making your decision.

Streamline Your Wardrobe

Is your wardrobe overflowing? Use the closet hanger idea to identify which clothes you actually wear. Before or after moving, hang all your clothes in one direction. After wearing and cleaning an item, hang it in the opposite direction. Set a calendar reminder for six months or more later. This method makes it easy to see which clothes you haven’t worn recently. Consider getting rid of those items or decluttering clothes that aren’t suitable for the current season.

Let Go of Past Memories

During the decluttering process, it’s inevitable to come across items that hold emotional value. However, it’s important not to dwell too long on these memories. It’s easy to get lost in a trip down memory lane, especially when tackling the decluttering task on your own. It’s easy to get caught spending hours on just one box because of the flood of memories that resurfaced. If a strong emotional connection exists, it’s okay to keep the item and revisit those memories at a later date. The key is to stay focused on the present and avoid getting overwhelmed by the sentimental attachments that may slow down the decluttering process.

Embrace a Paperless Lifestyle

Let go of old instructions, guides, manuals, magazines, and junk mail. It’s time to recycle them. Scan the essential documents and create digital copies, then dispose of the physical copies. Most appliance or electronic manuals and magazines can be found online if needed in the future. Embracing a paperless lifestyle not only reduces clutter but also helps the environment.

Remember, less is more. By decluttering before your move, you’ll create a fresh start and make settling into your fully furnished Furnished Quarters apartment a breeze. Embrace an asset-light lifestyle and enjoy the freedom of unlimited flexibility. Start simplifying your home today and experience the benefits of a clutter-free living space.