With all the negative emotions, stress, and anxiety that can accompany a move, there is a big need to see the positive sides of relocating.
Taking advantage of the opportunity and allowing a move to motivate you toward tasks that would typically go undone means coming away from the process with some wins.
There is one opportunity that most families can appreciate when it comes to moving you won’t want to miss.
Declutter Your New Home Before Even Arriving
Think about this on a smaller scale. Let’s say spring has rolled around and you want to clean out your garage. What is always the first step to organizing this kind of space?
Exactly! You begin by taking everything out. Well, what are you doing when you move? You are being forced to take this first step for the whole house!
Begin the decluttering process by getting your mind right. If you go into the packing and sorting phase with this goal in mind, it can change everything. You now have a major secondary goal that will motivate you throughout the process and give you new direction.
To Declutter Well Determine What Goes Ahead of Time
As you tackle your home space by space, take note of the items you have outgrown or have not used within the last 6-12 months. Begin by categorizing everything you own by usage and then sort accordingly.
It will also be helpful to know ahead of time how you plan to dispose of these items. (Identifying everything as items in your mind, rather than possessions or belongings will aid the process mentally.)
There are several ways to go about this step. Research what is available in your area. From short-term bag-style dumpsters that are delivered and picked up from your home to pick up services from nonprofits—find the method that works best for you and your family.
Imagine moving into your new place with plenty of space to arrange all the belongings you actually use and enjoy. This is just one of the many benefits of using your move as an opportunity to declutter.
Another key step in purging successfully is partnering with the right moving professionals like those at Capitol Moving & Storage. Call Capitol Moving & Storage at 860-282-4646 or use our online contact form to learn more about successfully decluttering during your next move today!