Arranging and Decluttering Before Packing

De-cluttering before packing is an important aspect of preparing to move, It enables you to determine what you will need for the new house, what you’ll have room for, and what you won’t.

The most important thing to bear in mind when de-cluttering is that you’ll be making room and getting rid of emotional baggage, whilst lowering your moving charges. An average four person house usually requires at least a seven tonne van to transfer, whilst a house that doesn’t de-clutter might require twice that!

De-cluttering can be viewed as important or not – but either way, moving house is one of the ideal times to do a good de-clutter. In fact at times, its the only ‘spring clean’ that some people do.. And while its usually good to hang onto things of sentimental value, do you really need a magazine from 1985 with an article about something that you required to follow up within a week of the printing?

Dispose of any forms that you don’t need (although keep all significant documents) – give some thought to donating any magazines, books, old toys or clothes in good condition to a local charity – or sell all of them on Ebay or similar, to make some money.

Dont think of this as a way of wasting perfectly good items you dont really need–these donations make mental and space sense. Go ahead and sell these things in a number of places. You may put on a yard sale, or garage or even a car boot sale. Or if you have plenty of time, auction them over the internet, either via a recognized site, or through your own website, if you have the know how. Getting rid of the things you don’t need is both very freeing and releasing, and can actually generate you some extra funds for the move. You could even sell off surplus office, or craft supplies, if you have them spare, making your home office move leaner, and easier.

Sometimes, there isn’t sufficient room for all of your items and arranging storage, on top of moving can be a blessing in disguise or a nightmare. So obviously, you’ll prefer some other ideas to get rid of those excess things the easiest and most affordable ways.

Storage companies are basically large warehouses or lockups that you can rent and range in size from a box room to an area large enough to store a complete residence. These warehouses usually have commercial warehouse striping  that can hold up to even the highest trafficked areas, helping you promote safety and organize your inventory.

The good thing about storage is that it relieves you the burden of pondering where to stack your things when your residence is already sold and you have to move out but your new house is not yet set to accommodate you. Doing it spares you the time you have to work on what to do with your things. It’s also a good idea if you have a lot of furniture for your new house, and no where to store it yourself and while garages and basements are great for temporary storage, they aren’t risk-free, in some cases against the elements, nor, possibly insured against damages, such as fires or flood. Garages and basements also, while accessible, may also need to be used for other things.

It is possible for your belongings to be damaged in storage, but highly unlikely you’ll be given a list of belongings that you’re checking in and you should check at that time that everything is protected, sealed and stacked or placed well.

If you’re unsure of storage companies, and you’re using a removal company, ask them, they may have a group of storage companies they do business with, and offer you a better premium than you may otherwise get. It also means that you’ve got less research to deal with.


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