A Guide for Busy Women

As busy women, finding the time or energy to go through our homes and declutter can be challenging. But the truth is, when we make a conscious effort to clear the clutter in our homes, our lives become simpler and more organised.

One of the most critical times to declutter is when you’re moving. Packing up your belongings and getting ready for a big move can be overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of stuff that needs to be sorted. Whether you’re looking to save money, create more space, or gain peace of mind, here are some tips to help you declutter your home before relocation.

Create Goals

Before you start decluttering, it helps to have an end goal in mind. Consider why you want to declutter and devise a plan that fits your needs. Are you trying to make space for something new? Do you want to eliminate items that no longer serve a purpose or bring joy into your life? Once you determine your goals, it will be easier to decide which items should stay and which should go.

Set Aside Time

Decluttering can take large amounts of time if done all at once, so it’s vital that you set aside enough time each week or month dedicated solely to this task. Create a schedule that works best for you and stick to it. You don’t have to spend hours at a time; even 10-15 minutes each day can make a big difference over time.

Work Systematically

Start small and work your way through each room. Don’tDon’t try to tackle everything at once; focus on one area at a time. Start with the least used areas like attics or basements and finish with more frequently used spaces such as living rooms, bedrooms, etc. If you have to go through your kids’ rooms, ensure they’re involved too. Involving them in the process will make it easier to determine which items should be kept and which can go.

How Much Can You Bring to the New Place?

When relocating to a new place, make sure you clearly understand the size and layout of your new home. This will help you determine how much furniture and items you can take with you and what needs to stay behind. Remember: if space is an issue, measure each piece of furniture or entity you plan to bring and make sure it will fit in the new house.

Focus On Quality

As you go through each space, take time to assess each item. Ask yourself whether the object still serves a purpose in your life or if something else can do the job better. As you sort through things, keep only items that are of quality and have meaning to you or serve some purpose.

One-in-One Out Rule

The “one in one out rule” effectively manages the number of things coming into our homes while minimising clutter buildup. Every time something new comes into your home (clothing, decorations, books etc.), get rid of something else by donating, recycling or throwing away items that no longer serve their purpose.

Group Similar Items Together

Try grouping items together similarly in plastic containers or baskets/boxes, as these will help maintain the organisation and give a visual representation of what is occupying specific spaces such as closets or drawers. This will help speed up the process when sorting through old objects since everything will already be categorised in one place, making it easy for us to pick and choose which ones we want to keep!

Try Not to be Too Sentimental

Don’t be a hoarder! It can be challenging to part with things that have been around for years, but if you haven’t used them in a while, it’s best to give them away or get rid of them. Don’tDon’t hold onto things just because they have sentimental value, and don’t be afraid to get rid of items that no longer bring joy into your life.

Donate Often

Often we find ourselves holding onto items that still have value but that we no longer need nor use regularly; this could include anything from clothes that no longer fit us right or furniture pieces which don’t match our current decor style anymore–donating these items is one way not just to free up space but also help those who may benefit from these items more than us.

Consider Storage for Large Furniture

If you can’t bear to part with certain large furniture pieces but also need more room for them in your home, consider renting out a storage space to keep them. This is especially helpful if you’re waiting to find the right place to put the item or if you need the extra room temporarily.

Hire a Professional Moving Company

If all else fails and you still need help to get rid of your stuff, consider hiring a professional removalist company to help with the task. With Optimove Furniture Removals can make light work of heavy lifting and will be able to transport items quickly and safely for you. They can also help with packing and unpacking services if you need help with the logistics.

Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be a daunting or overwhelming task; it can be quite enjoyable and therapeutic if done right. Follow these tips for a more effortless decluttering experience, and you’ll soon find yourself living in a calmer, more organised space!