Before the Move, Clean the Clutter You Can’t See
Believe it or not, moving is actually one of life’s most stressful events. It actually shares a spot with other stressful situations, such as losing your job, dealing with divorce, and the death of a loved one.
Moving stuff is a bigger challenge in itself. When you bring unnecessary junk from your old home to the new, you are up for more stressors. Packing and transporting clutter is time consuming and quite expensive. Then, you also have to unpack and find space for stuff you actually cannot use.
The first step for reduced-stress moving is to get rid of the clutter, especially those you cannot see.
Tidy Does Not Automatically Mean Clean
You often do not know what you are up against when it comes to clutter. Most people believe that just because their house is clean, clutter should be non-existent. A pretty garage, unfortunately, does not automatically equate to a clutter-free space. Sometimes, the mess you have hides in plain sight.
According to Mergenthaler.net, a transfer and storage specialist, moving gives you the opportunity to evaluate your belongings. It also reveals the truth on how much stuff you actually have in your house. When you pack, you start finding all sorts of items: the ones you need and the ones you do not need.
Do not automatically assume that your rooms are clutter-free. Most likely, 50% of your home has unnecessary items that only clutter your space.
What to Do with the Stuff You Find
Once you discover your hidden pile of clutter, the next thing to do is figure what to do with them. You have two options: keep or discard.
During this process, thorough consideration is important. You should ask yourself the old-age question: “Do I need it or not?” Remember, there is no point in keeping too much stuff when you are moving out. Sending it is an option, but it will cost you more. As much as you want to keep them, becoming a minimalist guarantees an easier move.
Reduce the stress that comes with moving day. By discovering the things that drag you down (in terms of clutter), you can move with a big smile on your face.