Lighten the Load: Getting Rid of Stuff Before Moving

There’s nothing like moving house to make you realize just how much stuff you have. Boxes stored in the garage go unnoticed in your day-to-day life, but quickly get our attention when we have to load them on a truck from your local Montreal moving company.

Decluttering your house before you move can help save you a lot of time. Tossing out clothing that doesn’t fit will save you the trouble of boxing it, driving it to a new destination, and putting it away. It will also save you money since the more you have to move, the more moving will cost.

If you’re ready to declutter your home and start fresh in your new home, here’s a few tips to help you get started.

No Better Time Than the Present

You should start preparing for a move as soon as you know it is happening. Decluttering can take a long time, especially if you want to sort things you feel strongly attached to. It might be a breeze to clear out old, stained baby clothes, but mementos may need to be more carefully sorted.

Starting early also gives you time to find homes for items in good repair, use up consumable items, and sort out duplicates.

Start With the Room You Use the Least

Decluttering an entire home can be overwhelming. If you find yourself procrastinating because you don’t know where to start, pick the room you use the least. The stuff in your garage for example, is often things you don’t use very often.

By starting with things that aren’t sensitive, it will give you a chance to condition your brain to the process. It will also be more likely to stay organized as you go through the declutter process, especially compared to more frequently used rooms.

Leave the Difficult Stuff for Last

If you try and tackle the most difficult parts of a project head on, you may find yourself running into trouble. If you love your clothing and don’t want to get rid of any of it, save those things for last. If you have a lot of crafting supplies and find sorting it overwhelming, start with the appliance cabinet instead. Any little thing you do will help, so start with the easiest stuff first.

Go Through Everything

It’s important to look at every single item in your home during this process. This means checking food for expiration dates, looking at every cabinet and drawer front to back, and pulling things from the back of closets.

Although it is a lot of work, it will be worth it when you’ve finished. It will be much easier to move from one home to another if everything is already neat and organized. You’ll be saving labor costs if you choose to hire a local moving company, because you’re not paying to haul unwanted items.

Consider Getting Help

If you have a big home or your moving day is very close, consider hiring professional help. There are local companies who can come help sort out your items and make packing and moving easier. Your local Montreal Moving Company can not only help on moving day, but may be able to make recommendations on prepping for the move.

Don’t be afraid to ask friends or family to help too. Moving is a big task. The process will go a lot faster if you have friendly hands to help you.

Whether you’re moving down the street or across the state, Anber Movers has you covered. Give them a call for all your moving needs.