There are many different ways that you can lighten your load before you pack for a move. First, make sure to divide your items into different categories. You also should sort these items into piles and choose what you are going to throw out, recycle and donate. If you are having trouble getting rid of some sentimental items, use temporary storage. Finally, set some goals and don’t keep items just for the sake of keeping them. That is how your house gets cluttered and messy.
- Sort your items into piles and come up with donation, recycle and trash piles for the items that you’re not keeping.
- Consider temporary storage for items that you don’t necessarily need but you feel guilty about throwing away or donating.
- Come up with different plans of attack when it comes to decluttering clothes, papers, decorations and furniture.
“The very act of moving requires that you take an inventory of all of your belongings, handling each item for at least as long as it takes to pack it in a box.”