How To Sort Through Your Stuff Before Moving

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Moving to a new place is the time for a new starting with the old things and with the new ones. Unfortunately, if you have a hard time getting rid of what you don’t really need, then categorizing everything can be a stressful period. We all feel sad for having all those things that are not needed by us and the problem arises when we have to pack these things while moving to a new place. How much space will your new location have? Once there, how will you know where everything should be placed? Many problems such as these may bother you. I hope you know how to sort items before moving so that you can unpack and start over easily. 

Start as Early as You Can

After determining the actual date to move, you should start as early as possible. Depending on how much you have to organize, you will need to plan in advance to complete all of this work. Don’t be anxious, because then you will rarely be able to stay focused. Some things will distract you and you need to include these things into the time frame of sorting and packaging.

Find What You Absolutely Need

Looking at all the things you have and trying to figure out what you really want and what you don’t want and also from where to start can be a very difficult task.  A good way to start is to look for something you absolutely cannot live without. Don’t pack them for now as you will still need them in the days before you actually move. However, please place them in a place that is easily accessible to you so that you always know where they are. Once you find the essential things in your life, the pressure of forgetting many important things will be greatly reduced. If everything you need is separated first then everything else can be classified without a burden.

Purge Whatever You Can Manage

Just because you are moving, it does not mean that you have to give up everything you like to start a new beginning. On the other hand, it is the best time to really check all the items you have and decide whether you need to keep them or not. Ask yourself some tough questions. Have you used a specific item in the past month? Honestly, can you see its use next month? If the answer to these questions is “no”, then unless it is a valuable item, there is no reason to keep it. Remember, you don’t have to throw everything away; you just want to reduce the number of things that need to be moved.

Note the Areas That Will Be the Most Difficult

There are many areas in your home where it will be difficult to sort the stuff. Maybe it’s your basement, attic, or even your bedroom. So it is always advised to do that task first and complete the easier sections afterward.

Always Have a Donations Box Ready

You will find a lot of things that you no longer really use or require in the future. It is best to fill a box with all the items so that they can be donated to others, rather than increasing the growing waste problem in our world. 

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