Moves are pretty stressful events as we all probably know by now. To make this journey easier for you we have prepared some advice. The key to less stressful moving is to be very organized and prepared. Grab a piece of paper and a pen, or use a digital planner to write down the most important things.
Give Yourself Enough Time To Declutter
To avoid packing in a rush and being overwhelmed by it, you should start as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to go room by room. That way you will make it easier for yourself not just with packing, but also unpacking in your tiny home.
Get your packing supplies in time. Cardboard boxes, duct tape, and wrapping paper are absolute necessities when it comes to packing. Make sure to get boxes in multiple sizes for easier carrying around.
Professional tip: don’t overpack the boxes. Use small boxes for heavier items, and bigger boxes for lighter ones. This way you will prevent yourself from harm while carrying them. When it comes to bigger boxes, it’s easy to overpack them because, technically, there is more space to put something else inside. Putting larger but lighter items in bigger boxes should do the trick.
To avoid packing unnecessary things, the first thing you should do is declutter. Take one room at a time and go slowly through it. This is especially important for your closet room because you probably have more clothes than you wear. Double-check your clothes, accessories, and shoes. You can split them into piles making one of them a keep pile.
The rest of the items can go as gifts for your friends or family members, or you can simply donate them. Try avoiding throwing away clothes unless they are absolutely unwearable. Everything that can be worn again can also be donated to a local charity.
Organize and Declutter Your Pantry
The same goes for your pantry as well. If you are moving soon, in order to avoid tossing food and groceries you should try to eat what is already opened. If there is a lot of food, you can throw a dinner party and invite your friends to help you eat all that stuff.
You can start by checking the dates on the food packaging. That way you will know what is going to expire soon. If you buy canned food that’s the thing you should pack first. They are tightly closed and have longer expiring dates. Do not pack pre-open stuff in its original packaging. Repack them in plastic containers with lids.
Before catching any type of food, check with your moving company do they even allow food transportation. If you are moving on your own with your own vehicle, you can skip this step. Be careful when packing your food, especially liquids. Everything should be packed well enough to avoid leakage, as it can ruin your other things and turn your moving into a nightmare.
Seek Professional Help
If your moving is making you overstressed, try relying on professionals. You can always book people to help you with everything, even with packing. There are a lot of companies that offer such services.
If you have large items to pack and move, consider getting mobile storage. That will help you go through this process with less stress and hustle. Companies have crews that are well trained in dealing with larger items, so leaving it to professionals can save you a lot of trouble.
We hope you found this blog post on 4 Decluttering Tips Before Moving to Your New Home useful. Be sure to check out our post on The Top 5 Pro Packing Tips to Make Your Moving Easier for more great information!
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