Moving is the perfect time to purge items from your life and pre-organize for your new home. Before packing, it’s only natural to look around and evaluate which valuables will require special attention when moving, and which items you would prefer to just get rid of. In this process, your you will inevitably come across items in your home that you aren’t sure what to do with, so your local Bellevue movers are here to ask a few questions to help you decide.
When was the last time you used this item?
6 months? 6 years? When was the last time you thought about this item?
Am I hanging on to this because I want to, or because I have to?
It’s easy to feel obligated to keep things that are given to you, but feeling guilty about getting rid of the item isn’t what the gifter intended either. Take a few seconds to define why you have this item and this might help you decide.
Where will I put this in my new home?
While you might not know exactly where everything will go after your move, consider what room it makes sense to store it in.
Could someone else use this?
It’s easier to let go of items if you know that someone else would benefit from it, and it’s a good lesson to teach kids. Consider keeping a box for donations and put one item in it each day, or add an item to it each time you bring home something new, this will help to control the flow of clutter. Schedule a day and time each week or month to drop off the items.
If you can’t decide if you need the item or not, there is no harm in bringing it to your new home. You have a lot of decisions to make during a move, and might have a renewed perspective after settling into your new home.
Sorting through your home before moving can be a project in itself, but if you take it one room at a time you will save yourself hassle in the future.