Moving to a new home is an opportunity to start fresh, especially when it comes to your belongings. When you move to a new home, especially a brand new, new build house, the last thing you want to do is fill it with clutter. If you’re looking for ways to keep your home looking curated and organized for years after you move-in, try some of these simple tips:
1. Dispose of items while packing
Before you move into your new house, you can begin the process of getting rid of clutter. While you’re packing up your old home, dispose of items you don’t want or won’t need in your new house. Take this opportunity to get rid of items you haven’t used in years and things you’re still holding onto that don’t serve a purpose anymore. Hold onto items that have sentimental value, but try to be realistic with what you do and don’t need.
2. Consider whether your items will have a place in your new home
Think about the layout of your new home. How much storage space is there for items that don’t get used regularly? Will you have space for all of the furniture you currently own? Do you have a basement or storage closet in your new house where you can keep some of your things? This is especially important to consider if you’re downsizing. If you don’t think you’ll have room for an item, get rid of it before you move.
3. Declutter while unpacking
The same decluttering process can take place when you’re unpacking in your new house. Go through each box and consider whether you really need each item, and dispose of any that you don’t think you’ll need. Packing up your belongings can often take months, so it’s a good idea to give your stuff a fresh set of eyes and see if anything has changed in your life since you packed up your belongings.
4. Store special, sentimental items
Any items that hold special, sentimental items but don’t necessarily have a space in your new home can be stored. Whether you have a basement, closet or other storage area in your new home, or you need a storage unit, don’t get rid of items that mean something to you just because you don’t have room for them.
5. Sort items you won’t be keeping
One of the best ways to make the decluttering process easier is to create designated piles or boxed for items that you’re not keeping. Generally, it’s a good idea to have four categories: items you’re donating, items you’re selling, items you’re keeping and items you’re throwing out. You can make this even easier by breaking your home up room by room, otherwise you may be overwhelmed by all of the knick knacks and treasures. Staying organized is the key to a clutter-free home!
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