I still remember the day my boss asked me to move to Europe. I was nervous, but at the same time, I was really excited to embark on a new adventure. Unfortunately, before I could start tasting new foods and meeting new people, I would need to pack up my belongings and make the trek to a new country. Fortunately, I worked with a moving company that reduced my stress load. This blog is all about working with professionals to relocate internationally. Check out these articles to find tips, tricks, and solutions to everyday moving problems--so that you can enjoy your next move.
One of the hardest parts of moving home is decluttering your property. It really does pay to have a strategy in hand to tackle this, so consider the following three tips to face decluttering head-on:
Take Your Time
It is inevitable that you will begin to feel more and more stressed as moving day fast approaches. What if something goes wrong? What if the keys aren't ready on time? What if everything comes falling down just as you are about to leave your property?
Thankfully, most of the time this is just your brain making you anxious, and everything will turn out alright in the end. With that said, you can never be too well prepared. So when it comes to decluttering your possessions, make sure you give yourself plenty of time. This includes your best estimate plus a little contingency to account for things going awry.
Once you have a proper schedule in place, remain calm and declutter your home room by room. The best way to get some momentum behind you is to start with a small room and gradually work your way up to your largest room. Bathrooms are great for this. They are extremely easy to declutter, and once you have given your bathroom a good spring clean, you will feel a sense of satisfaction that will spur you on to the more daunting tasks (such as bedrooms).
Be Prepared to Let Go
Purging your property will undoubtedly unearth some old heirlooms that you simply can't let go. And that's okay. However, decluttering also brings a great deal of junk to the surface, and, for one reason or another, you feel like you simply can't move home without holding on to these items.
However, if you are truly going to purge your property and only move your essentials, it's important to recognise that this sentiment is false. In the majority of cases, it is simply a pang of nostalgia that, while the sentiment is real, will only cause you to continue hoarding unnecessary items.
When decluttering, you need to have a clear and ruthless plan. One great way of doing this is to ask yourself what you would grab if there was ever a fire. Make a list of these items and then make sure they are prioritised when decluttering – these are the items that truly matter to you! Everything else, although it has undoubtedly played some part in your life, can be tossed aside to make room for new memories.
Make Yourself Some Money
Moving home is one of the most stressful things you may experience in your adult life. Wouldn't it be great if you could flip this upside down and make the experience more enjoyable, and even more importantly, profitable?
Well, the truth is that you can make decluttering profitable. You wouldn't believe what trinkets people will buy. What you are about to toss in the garbage may complete someone's collection, so be careful before you throw everything in a bag and take it to the dump.
Rather, consider holding a garage sale to get rid of smaller items at a profit. Not only will this help you clear out quickly, but it will ensure your possessions are going to someone who will appreciate them, rather than simply being recycled into raw materials. Also, it will give you an opportunity to say goodbye to all of your neighbors before you pack up and move home.
Now that you're finished, relax and buy your family a nice dinner with the profit you made at the garage sale – you deserve it! Once you're finished, consider contacting a professional moving company like Wheaton World Wide Moving to relocate your possessions on your behalf. You've just done the hard yards, so let someone else take a turn and delegate moving.Share
15 October 2015