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Seven Rooms to Declutter Before Moving

Are you moving from one location to another? You’ll want to declutter your items before you start packing to save money, time and to enjoy a chaos free move into your new space. Before you get overwhelmed, call and get a quote from a Junk Removal Company or consider renting a dumpster to help you with this process.

Take steps to make it less stressful by planning ahead and taking the time to declutter these rooms before your move. If you get rid of excess junk now, not only does it reduce your stress, but it can save effort and money.

How to Decide?

Some clutter is very easy to identify. By asking yourself some questions about the items in your home currently and the space in your new home, you can weed out more items:

  • Where will this item go in my new home?
  • Do I have room for it in the new home?
  • Have I used it in the past year?
  • Do I need it?
  • Is the item damaged or in need of repair?
  • Are there duplicates of an item?
  • Will it cost more to move than it’s actually worth?

These answers will guide your decluttering efforts. Take the time to measure and inspect furniture and any appliances that aren’t staying to ensure they are worth the effort of moving and will fit in your next home.

Seven Rooms to Declutter

Before you start packing, go through each of these rooms to throw away, donate, or sell items. You can help yourself by hiring a Junk Removal Company or renting a dumpster.

1.   Kitchen

Items to Purge Before Moving

  • Appliances: Sell, donate or discard unused appliances like a bread maker, pasta maker, ice cream machine, stand mixer or any other bulky item you don’t use regularly, or that could be replaced inexpensively.
  • Expired food: Check labels on canned and boxed foods before packing them.
  • Scratched pots and pans: If they are damaged, they need to be replaced anyway. Don’t bother moving them.
  • Mugs: Go through and purge non-matching items, unused mugs, etc.
  • Extra utensils: Any serving utensils you have two of, don’t use regularly or are taking up too much space can be given away.

2. Living Room

Items to Purge Before Moving

  • Furniture: Get rid of furniture that is damaged, won’t fit or will cost more to move than to replace.
  • Books: Declutter your collection of books that you don’t love, don’t plan to read or don’t want.
  • DVDs and CDs: When was the last time you watched a DVD? Do you even have a CD player?

3. Bathroom

Items to Purge Before Moving

  • Old soaps, shampoos, and lotions: Whether they are travel-sized or just extra, use as much as possible before a move and then toss the rest.
  • Expired medications: Clear out the medicine cabinet by checking labels and tossing anything too old.
  • Towels: Get rid of towels you wouldn’t want a guest to use.

4. Office

Items to Purge Before Moving

  • Dated paperwork: If you don’t need it, toss it. Go through and convert the items to digital (photography, scanning, etc.). Go paperless.
  • Notebooks: If it is partially used, recycle it.
  • Hobby items or craft materials: Do you use it? Have you touched it in over a year? Recycle, donate, or discard.

5. Closets

Items to Purge Before Moving

  • Old linens: Get rid of any sheets or blankets that are stained or torn.
  • Clothes you don’t wear:  If you haven’t worn it in a year or wouldn’t repurchase it, get rid of it before the move.
  • Toys: If you have old, cheap, or not used toys, donate, or discard.

6. Garage

Items to Purge Before Moving

  • Yard tools: Get rid of broken, duplicate items
  • Machinery: Inspect items and discard items you don’t use or that are broken.
  • Sports equipment: Review items and discard things you don’t use anymore.
  • Holiday decorations: Go through the items and purge.

 7. Shed

Items to Purge Before Moving

  • Yard tools: Get rid of broken, duplicate items
  • Machinery: Inspect items and discard items you don’t use or that are broken.
  • Sports equipment: Review items and discard things you don’t use anymore.
  • Holiday decorations: Go through the items and purge.

Getting rid of clutter before you move will help simplify the event itself. Instead of tripping over little knickknacks and sorting old papers on moving day, you’ll be packing and loading up items you know you’ll enjoy having in your new home.

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Friendly, uniformed gentlemen will come to you, do all the lifting for you, clean up and haul away your junk. It includes same day service, labor, post job sweep up, time saver, cost-effective, and dump fee.

We can help you. Junk Buddy serves Pinellas County, Tampa, and New Port Richey, and we will provide a free, no-obligation on-site estimate. When you call us, our friendly customer service can give you a rough estimate of prices based on your information you provide, but it’s our truck team who will provide an accurate quote when they arrive. You can book online or call us at 1-877-910-JUNK. Sit back and relax while our truck team handles the hard work and hauls your junk away.

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