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How To Tackle Clutter When You Have To Move

Keeping your home free from clutter not only makes your home look cleaner and more spacious, but it also makes it much easier to prepare for a household move. If you move often due to your job, then controlling clutter should be a top priority for making your moves easier. If you're the type of person who saves mementos from every trip and special occasion over the years, you may have more clutter than you know what to do with when it's time to move. Here are some tips that might help.

Donate What You're Reluctant To Part With

If you have a hard time parting with things like clothes that no longer fit, then give them to someone who will appreciate them. That makes you feel good that you're helping someone else, and it clears a lot of clutter out of your life. Box up clothing that's in good condition and other household items and souvenirs you don't need and take them to a donation center. You can get rid of a lot of things such as blankets, toys, excess dishes, and even furniture. You'll get a receipt for your donation for tax purposes if you want it. A trick that might help you part with things you don't need but have special memories of is to take a photo of them first so you feel like you're saving part of the memory. By getting rid of useful clutter in this way, you'll have far less to pack and your move might even cost a little less.

Rent A Dumpster For Things To Throw Out

Ideally, you can go through your home gradually over the months before you move and bag up things to throw out and box up things to donate. However, if you can't seem to get motivated to throw out things you know you should, consider renting a dumpster and throwing everything out at once. You might have old things in the attic that are full of dust, spiders, and mold that you will probably never use. Just toss it all in a dumpster, and you won't have to worry about breaking it down to fit in your trash container or hauling it to the dump. Throw out old clothing not good enough to donate and books that are ruined. When you look through your shed, garage, attic, and house, you'll probably find a lot of things that aren't good enough to give away but that you don't want to drag to your new home. Tossing them out in a single weekend is a quick way to get through the process of parting with your stuff.

While it takes a lot of willpower to part with things when you have a history of hanging on to clutter, your move will be so much easier if you don't have to box up and move excess belongings that you don't use anyway. Plus, unpacking at your new home will be easier, and you can start over without having clutter everywhere. If you pay for a full-service move, there will be less for the movers to pack, and if you're charged by weight for the move, the move will cost less if you get rid of your clutter first.

For more tips, contact companies like Maher Brothers Transfer & Storage.