One of the best tips any removalists will give you if you are in the process of planning on moving home is to use it as an opportunity to declutter. Years of hoarding, stashing, and keeping stuff, ‘just in case’, have possibly meant that up to 30 or 40% of the items currently in your home, do not need to move with you to your new one.
The benefits of decluttering include the obvious one that you will have fewer items that need to packed and moved by your removalists, and therefore the costs should be lower – if you’re in Sydney, check out www.brillianceremovalistssydney.com.au. Sticking with the practicalities of the actual move, it will also mean fewer boxes that have to be unpacked at the other end, and thus you can have your new home organised much quicker.
On a more personal level, it will mean that everyone in your home has more storage for the things they are keeping than they would otherwise have, and it should also make finding things once everything is unpacked, easier too.
So, let us look at how you should declutter, and depending on your family and their ages, whilst you should encourage everyone to declutter their own items, do not be too draconian about it. If a younger child wants to keep their broken toy racing car that they love playing with, then let them. If a teenager has clothes they insist that they will still wear, then do not insist right back that they should throw them out.