We all know that moving can be one of the more stressful events to happen in our lives.
What if there was a way to be fully prepared for your move?
Imagine the feeling of freedom you would experience if you knew that every item you pack is something that you love and that you use!
Unpacking in your beautiful, new home would be a smooth and enjoyable task! Imagine that!
I know planning ahead is difficult for many of us!
There’s nothing like a deadline to really light a fire under us! Best to start the process of decluttering at least 2-3 months prior to the move. Label 3 different boxes/bags as follows: TRASH/RECYCLING, DONATE (to charity), GIVE (to a specific person). Ideally, store these boxes in an area where they won’t be in the way of daily life. Book time into your calendar when you will tackle the clutter. Whether it’s 30 minutes a day or several hours at a time, you’ll be on the right track. The biggest clutter offenders are typically: kitchen cabinets/pantry, clothing, toys, books, and garages.
So, you have your sorting boxes ready and you have a great schedule for completing this task. Now it’s time to make those tough decisions. No more DELAYED DECISIONS! Here are some great questions to ask yourself as you decide:
During the decluttering journey, you will likely find there are oodles of bags and boxes to go. Make sure they are removed from your home right away. Don’t wait until the time of the move to make your run to Sally Ann or to the dump. You will have more than enough to focus on.
Now that you have decluttered your house so beautifully, packing up will be easier and, YES, even enjoyable! Remember, every item has earned its’ right to follow you to the next home! When you pack, try to use the categories in which you intend to store them in your new home. Do yourself a favour and use effective labelling on all of the boxes to be moved. That way the movers can place the box in the correct room right away. The more specific the labels, the easier it will be to unpack your items and put them away where they belong right away.
All the best with your move! May it be your smoothest yet!