No matter how long you have lived in your house or apartment, over time you accumulate a lot of stuff! It may not seem like it, but when you decide to move, you will begin to notice how many things you have. Everyone is guilty of that so do not feel ashamed for having a lot of stuff. If you are stuck on what you should keep or what you should consider giving/throwing away, read our tips below and let us give you some advice on your clutter situation.
Declutter the Proper Way
What to give away
Clothes: If it looks like you are going to have more than three boxes of clothing, it may be time to go through your closet and get rid of some clothes. Chances are, there are clothes in your closet with the tags still on or they are collecting some dust because you haven’t worn them in forever. Whatever the case, if you see clothing on hangers that you are never going to wear again, give them to charity. Local donation centers are always looking for clothes.
Books: These things can be a hassle to move because they are so heavy when they are all packed into a box. Consider going through the books you own and see what you are going to read again and what you are not. You can also donate these to a donation center or charity.
Glassware/Dishes: Over time, you may have found cute plates, bowls, cups, or glasses at a houseware or department store to add to your collection of dishes. If you bought these items because you thought they were pretty and had never used them before, give it away. Doing that makes boxes light and easy to move.
We understand it can be difficult to give things away, but you can help out your community by giving them things that you don’t use anymore!
What to keep
Hardware: Any spare screws, nuts, and bolts that you find around your house, keep them! You never know how they can help you in the future. Use a Ziploc bag for the miscellaneous ones and store it in your tool box for safe keeping.
Cleaning Supplies: Don’t throw away your all-purpose cleaners, Windex, or other cleaning products because they are halfway done. It could be easy to buy new ones, but the prices add up. Save yourself the money and purchase only what is empty.
Non- Perishable Food: Another tactic to save money is keeping your can goods, cereals, and other non-perishable food. Make the effort to pack these items in a box so that when you get to your new home you can start stocking up your pantry immediately without spending money yet.