Moving home can be a daunting task. It’s also the time when you realise just how much stuff you own – and how much you can potentially cull.
Our latest blog covers the essentials for sorting your home when moving. Not only will this save you time, but you’ll be more than ready for the challenge ahead.
Get your supplies ready
Before you start sorting your home for a big move, it’s essential that you gather the necessary supplies. This will include packing boxes, tape, permanent markers and scissors at a minimum.
Don’t rush the task
We also recommend allowing yourself as much time as possible to prepare for your move – the same applies when unpacking. While it may seem like a great idea to get the job over and done with in a day, it’s also likely that you’ll make some unpacking mistakes and have to spend time reorganising areas.
Declutter as you pack
Our top tip for sorting your home when moving is to declutter when you pack. Get yourself a large garbage bag and some packing boxes and only pack the items you need and use. The garbage bag can be used for trash, with another bag used for donations.
Decluttering can be a tiring and emotional process, so be sure to take your time, often reminding yourself that you’ll be thankful in the end for not simply boxing up everything you own.
Common places that are ripe for decluttering include wardrobes, linen cupboards, bathroom cabinets and toys.
Label your boxes
We also recommend labelling your boxes as you pack them. This should include the room in which they belong as well as a box count.
For example: Bedroom 1 of 10.
This will allow you to ensure no boxes as missed when you start unpacking at your new home.
Get the whole family involved
Finally, don’t think of sorting your home when moving as a solo task. Get the whole family involved in tasks such as decluttering their clothes and toys – you’ll also find that your kids will be more on board with the process when you allow them to make a decision or two.
Moving to a new home doesn’t need to be a daunting process – just follow these simple steps!