You’re so excited; you just found the perfect place, and you’ll be moving out. Your excitement lasts until you walk in the door at your current home, that’s when you stop and take a look around at all of the junk that you’ve accumulated over the last several years living in the same place.
Whether your new place is smaller or larger, you don’t want to take all of the junk you’ve accumulated with you. You’re going to have to do something, but how do you sort through all those years of junk?
These tips will help you to cull your collection of junk down to a moveable mass in no time. The first thing to do is grab a clear plastic tub and gather up what you’ll need the first night or so that you live in your new place.
While some of this may not be easy to pack before you move, you can designate it for the clear bin and collect what you’ll need those first few days.
There, you’ve already got one thing packed. Now you need to sort through things that you definitely won’t be bringing. Back a truck up to the door and simply toss these into the truck. If they are to go to the dump, then head straight there after you cull them from your home. If they are to go to a thrift store for donation, then drive straight there.
Now you should be getting your stuff down to a workable solution. You likely still have stuff that you’re undecided on. Set this all in one area. We’ll get to it in a bit.
As you pack, sort through what makes you happy and things that you want to take with you. This will contribute to making it easy to pack. Store all of this in another area of the home you’re in so that you don’t get it mixed up with the other stuff.
Every so often, take a walk through the area where you’re unsure of whether to take the stuff or not. If you’re still unsure after several passes, consider the item for donation and move it to a donation pile.
Continue sorting like this until you’re satisfied that you have no more items to pack. You’ll want to be very organized so that you don’t take things just because you have them.
Only take what you know you’ll need or use and either donate or get rid of the rest. What better time to start over on your belongings than a move?
A few simple rules are as follows: If you haven’t used or worn the item in over a year, chances are you won’t be using or wearing it again. Get rid of it, even if you still like it.
If you have a cheap version of the item and it’s not worth moving, don’t move it. Toss out any items that are broken and keep only that which means the most to you.