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Tips and Tricks for Decluttering Your Home

Jan 13, 2019 | Moving Information

Something that you’ll see each and every time that you look for guidance when moving is decluttering. It’s when you’re packing all of your belongings up and putting them on a moving truck that you realize just how much stuff you have. For some, this is just an inevitable piece of moving, but for others, this is a great time to start fresh and declutter.

If you’ve decided that you’d like to be the latter in this scenario, congrats, you are on your way to a new home that holds even the slightest bit less clutter — that’s great. Now, if you’re not entirely sure where to start with the decluttering of objects, the team at Skyline Moving Company is here to help. Keep reading to get a few of our decluttering tips.

Recognize Emotional Objects

When it comes to the items in our homes, we often have developed some sort of emotional tie to them which is what’s making them so hard to part with in the first place. If that’s the case for objects in your home, it’s good to recognize that that emotional attachment is there.

Decluttering is a great way to minimize the number of things that you’re packing and moving, but it doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of absolutely everything. If there is some item or collection that you have an emotional tie with, there’s no need to toss it.

How Often Do You Use It

A question that we’ve found has made the process of decluttering a home so much easier is “how often do you use it?”. Asking yourself this can really help you move forward in deciding if this item that you’re considering removing from your belongings is something that you’ll notice not having once you’ve decided to eliminate it. If you’re considering an item and realize that you do in fact use it quite frequently, don’t get rid of it!

A lot of people can get rid of items in the moment. It feels good to lighten the load and start fresh but, at the same time, getting rid of items that you use frequently is going to cost you mroe in the long-run. Usually, when people toss or donate items that they frequently use in the process of decluttering, they wind up purchasing an entirely new version of this product, and the cycle begins again.

Get Organized

Moving is not only a great time for decluttering a space, but it’s also fantastic timing for working on the organization of your house and all of the items that you have. If you have a home office, then you know how easy it can be for things to pile up and make a home there. After a while, your desk becomes so cluttered that it’s becomes far from the ideal workspace.

Whether you choose to organize your belongings in a manner that makes them easier to move and utilize throughout the moving process, or you simply are able to finally determine what needs to stay and what can go, organizing is a fantastic way to declutter the home and enjoy a turned leaf once you’ve settled in.

New Potential — For You & Your Stuff

We acquire so many different things in our lifetimes; it’s easy to have loads and loads of clutter in your home. Unfortunately, most of it is something that we’ve kept out of guilt or obligation. Maybe something that was given to you by a family member but that you have little tie to other than that. While you declutter your space, it’s good to recognize why it is that you’re holding on to certain items and what makes it so difficult to part with them.

More often than not, you’ll find that we hold onto items that we rarely use or look at, but have some sort of obligation to keep them. Recognizing this will help you get to the point where you see that it is time to let go. These objects may not be something that you use regularly, but they could be for someone else. Find some ease in knowing that this move is a new chapter full of new potential for you, and it can be the same thing when you give certain things away.

Start Small

As with many big projects, decluttering your home is one of those things that can be really exciting to start, but eventually becomes overwhelming and a gigantic mess. For that reason, we suggest starting small and working your way to the bigger pieces of clutter that you’ll find in your home. Whether big means the basement or the shed in your backyard, starting small can help you experience the weight lifted off your shoulders that will fuel you through the remainder of the process.

Too many people start with areas that they think are small but wind up being some of the most complicated. A closet, for example, may seem easy for many but, in reality, it’s one of the more difficult places in your home to downsize. Not only do you start to get into scenarios of “I could wear this to that wedding coming up” or “These jeans don’t fit but maybe one day they will!”, but you waste time fussing over what to keep and what to not. As soon as frustration sets in, the chances of you finishing the task drop.

Start with a section of your home that you know is cluttered, but that you also won’t struggle to organize and downsize. This will help you start off on the right foot and make some progress with your decluttering and packing.

Contact Skyline Moving Company

Whether you decide to downsize your belongings, or not, Skyline Moving Company is here to help! We’ve participated in moves big and small and are thankful to provide the services to you. We are a full-service moving company that strives to provide the absolute best customer service in the industry while lightening the load of your move. If you’re interested in getting more information about your move or you’re ready to book your services, contact our team today. We’d be glad to provide you with some additional information.