The Ultimate Guide When Moving House : Decluttering, Organizing, Storage & Disposal

Decluttering and Organizing Tips

Declutter one room at a time

Before you start packing your things to move, you need to do some decluttering and organize your stuff so that it wouldn’t be hard for you to pack later on. Declutter one room at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed. You can take breaks and rest after each room is finished. Ask your family members to help you out. Brief them of the tasks and check up what they are doing to keep them accountable.

Designate boxes with labels

Have boxes ready when you are decluttering. Segregate items that you need to throw away, donate, or keep. Place them in their own designated box with labels. This way, you won’t get confused where you put your stuff and when you move to your new home later on, it will be easier to locate the things based on the labels in the boxes.

Stick to the schedule

You can’t declutter your entire house in a day. You will get overwhelmed and burned out if you do. That is the last thing that you want to happen. If you are too tired or if you got sick before your moving day, that would be a huge problem. The trick here is to schedule when to declutter by room. Stick to that schedule and be consistent until the last room has been decluttered and organized for moving.

Do not be distracted

Focus on the task at hand. Do not be distracted by other things especially when you find old interesting stuff while you declutter. You can put them in a separate box for you to check later on. But, don’t let these things ruin your focus or else, decluttering and organizing will take too much of your time.


Where to Store?


Once you have done decluttering, you might wonder where to put the stuff that you don’t need anymore. You don’t have to store them or keep them. You can either donate them to a charity organization or in your local community that accepts goods as donations.

Keep in a box

Another way to store your stuff is to put them in a safe and secure box. Label the box so that you know what’s inside it and it won’t get lost against a sea of boxes in your house. You can store the box in the storage room of your new house or find a company with a storage space/warehouse space for rent.

Engage a company that offers storage services

If you have huge items such as furniture that need a safe and secure storage space, engage with a company that offers storage rental spaces in their warehouses.


Disposal Tips

Don’t hesitate to throw away unimportant things

Your house might be full of things that you have hoarded but don’t actually need anymore. Sometimes, it can be hard to let go of these things but if they are of no use anymore, you have to make up your mind and decide to dispose of them.

Segregate the items

When disposing of old and unnecessary items in the household, separate them in 3 or more boxes or bins. One can be items that can be recycled, the other can be items that are of no use anymore, while the other box can be designated for items that are considered trash.

Be thorough when separating things that need to be thrown away

Segregating your waste properly is a good practice. Not only does it help the economy and environment but it also makes the recycling process much easier. When segregating, you need to be very careful and thorough. Focus your whole attention to the task and have separate bins ready for each category of waste.


House Moving Tips

Plan ahead

Having an organized and clear moving plan in place will guide you to stay focused when house moving during the holidays. There can be a lot of events in the holidays including parties, dinner with friends and family, reunion with friends, children’s parties, and a lot more. You might lose track of your tasks if you don’t have a clear plan in place that you can follow.

Create a checklist with a schedule of when you are going to clean, declutter, dispose of your garbage, pack, and finally, to move and arrange your stuff into your new home. Keep in mind that the faster the process of moving, the better. You will be able to have time to rest and relax while you wait for the new year.

Schedule your house moving

Create a schedule of when to clean, declutter, and pack your stuff. Share this schedule to your family so that they will have a task to follow throughout the week. It is important to stay on schedule so you will be able to meet your target moving date and have enough time to shop for groceries and other things you might need for the new year’s eve. Having a set schedule will save you time and helps you from getting overwhelm with the tasks.

Ask family or friends to help you out

You don’t need to do all the decluttering, packing, storing, and moving by yourself. Ask a few close friends and relatives to lend you a hand. This can be a great opportunity for you to bond with them during the holidays. Since most people are staying in their homes while waiting for the holidays, you can ask them politely if they would like to assist you in moving and then invite them over for your upcoming housewarming party.

Hire a trusted company that offers moving, storage, and disposal services

Another great alternative you can do to make your moving process a breeze is to hire a professional moving, storage, and disposal company. Look for companies with a good track record who are offering these services. Think of possible scenarios that will make your moving process go wrong.

Hiring professional movers could make sense if you don’t have anyone to help you move or the moving process is just so tiring and stressful for you. A trusted home moving company will help you throughout the process of moving. From the packing, delivering, to assembling furniture – depending on the custom-service you requested.


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