House clearing is the process of ridding your home of unwanted items. Most people choose to do this before moving house. This includes everything from throwing out broken furniture and old clothes to taking care of the paperwork that needs to be filed.
The intent behind house clearing is not an emotional one – it’s not meant to get rid of everything in your life, but only the things you don’t need anymore or want anymore. It becomes easier for you to think about your belongings when you know where they will eventually end up – either donated or thrown away. This way, if you are moving house, you won’t be wasting space in any moving vans or vehicles. Certain items might not even fit in your new property, so there is no point in bringing them with you. Or it might be that you don’t want to move into your new property feeling disorganized. Whatever reason you have for wanting to do a house clearance, now is the perfect time to do it. However, how do you go about tackling this?
Here’s how to organize and clear ready for your move.
Step One – Cleaning Up the Mess
The easiest way to tackle any project is to clean up the mess you’ve already made before you start. This will make your clearing process much easier and give you a great sense of accomplishment as you begin. Throw away boxes, files, and other things that are broken or unusable. Start by taking out all the trash and putting it in the right bins or bags, so you don’t have to deal with an overflowing bin on top of everything else!
Open up closet doors and make sure there isn’t anything blocking them from opening. If there is, make sure that it is easily removed when your professional movers like Father & Son Moving arrive to help you move home.
Step Two – Decluttering Your Drawers and Decorations
All those little knick-knacks that you’ve been saving are great for decorations and even gifts, but there comes a point where it just becomes too much. You need to make some hard decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of. You don’t want to overwhelm your new home with all that stuff.
Open up all your drawers, cabinets, closets, and other storage places to make sure that you don’t have anything hidden away.
Also, consider whether you need to have a purge of your furniture.
Step Three – Clear Out Your Clutter Once And For All
You’re now ready to clear out all the things that you don’t need. This, of course, means sorting through everything once and for all so that you have a clear idea of what belongs to you and what doesn’t. Throw away broken or otherwise unusable items. Empty any boxes into a bin or bag so that they don’t clutter your new home any longer than is necessary.
Take out anything you know that eventually won’t end up in your moving boxes, and be sure to recycle it, sell it, give it away, or donate it. Whatever you do, DON’T keep it!