Clear The Clutter Before You Move

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IMG_1732This week’s before and after was a client who was preparing to move and needed some help clearing the clutter.

We purged all of the items they no longer needed so the transition to their new home was simplified and less stressful.

If you are planning a move it’s important to purge BEFORE you move.

Tips to make the process easier:

-Start with one room at a time. Don’t move on to the next one until you have completed the room you are working on.

-Have plenty of garbage bags. Sounds simple but if you have to get up every time you need a garbage bag you will get distracted which prevents completion.

-When deciding what to keep and bring with you ask yourself “do I love this and want to see this is in my new home” and “is there a place for it”

Label everything! Label boxes to DONATE, CONSIGN & KEEP. The items you are going to keep can be sealed and labeled and ready to move.

-Schedule a pick up from a local donation company in advance. Saves you time and prevents second guessing and guilt when the bags are picked up the next day.

-If you are overwhelmed have someone help you or hire a professional. It always helps to have a second set of eyes when it comes to deciding what to keep and what to needs to go.

Clearing the clutter takes time and effort but if you commit to the process before you move you will be amazed how many things you don’t love or really need.

Moving should be the time for new beginnings and a fresh start.

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