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4 Reasons to Declutter Before a Move

4 Important Reasons to Declutter BEFORE a Move

1. Less Mess = Less Stress

The less you own, the less you have to pack, move, and then unpack!  Taking fewer belongings to your new home can save you not only time and money, but can also save you from the mental and physical stress of transporting all that extra ‘stuff’ from one place to the next.  

2. Taking Stock Can Save You $$

I cannot be the only person to buy something at the store I just KNEW I had, but couldn’t put my hands on.  Doing a thorough inventory and organization before you move can help remind you with the things you have that you may have forgotten, and give you an opportunity to discard any duplicates, while helping you avoid a trip to the store for an accidental triplicate!

3. If It Doesn’t Fit, Ditch It

Moving fees, like almost everything else these days, can be expensive, not to mention time-consuming, so investing the effort upfront to be smart and intentional about the items that you take to your new home can save you big bucks! To do this, consider how you want to set up the new space before the actual move and take time to consider if and how your things will actually fit in your new home!  That way you save the hassle of bringing furniture that you’ve paid to move into a space that cannot accommodate it.

You’ll end up having to get rid of any items that don’t work in the new space or suit your actual needs in the new house, so thinking about this now can save yourself headaches later.

4. A Clean Start = A Truly Fresh Start

Piles of belongings, especially those stored in basements, closets or other damp, dark spaces for a time, can become breeding grounds for problems like mold and mildew, not to mention other unwelcome “guests”.  This is certainly not something you’d want to bring to your new home, so ensure a clean move and a fresh start, by taking time to open and go through all of your belongings carefully to ensure that they are free of any unwanted surprises or tag-along pests.

Having trouble figuring out where to start? Need some advice on what to keep and what to part with? Just call us! In addition to our nearly-world-famous staging team, who are experts in decluttering homes for sale, we have a local network of donation centers, organization and cleaning specialists, estate sale experts, and junk and trash haulers who help our clients every day through challenging processes like this! We are here to help you, too – call us today!

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