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Half empty rooms, labeled boxes, half worried and half excited faces, and a lot of commotion. Does this sound like a typical home moving scene? Well, while there is a lot to look forward to during the move (think space planning, exciting DIY projects, and meeting new neighbors), the above process can frown (think decluttering, list, assessment, packing and moving).
Decluttering is one of the longest and most tedious steps in the moving process. What makes it more difficult is deciding what to keep and what to discard. To help you with that, we’ve created a list of items you shouldn’t carry when moving your home.
Here’s your room-by-room decluttering checklist. Looked.
Decluttering the kitchen is a colossal task. If you feel like putting off gratification, start your decluttering project with your kitchen.
- Unused Appliances: If you haven’t used a kitchen appliance for years, you may not be able to use it for many years. So, it is better to get rid of it.
- Old utensils: Old utensils do nothing more than fill your cupboards and dinnerware units. Wouldn’t it be better to give them to someone who needs them?
- Scratched, stained or burnt pots and pans: they are not aesthetically pleasing and should be replaced. Eliminate them when you move.
- Expired Foods: All sauce bottles, jam jars, and small condiments in your pantry, if they are inedible, should go in the trash.
The living room
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that decluttering a living room is easier than other rooms. Despite what just said, you can’t afford to be reckless in decluttering it for a move. Here’s everything that doesn’t belong to your new home-
- Damaged Furniture: Moving old furniture will cost you more and may not complement your new home.
- DVD, DVD and CD player: Do you think that in the days of OTT services you would need your CDs and DVDs?
- TV: If you are using the old TV, it is best to throw the box in the trash and get a new one for your new home.
- Wall Art: Unless it’s very expensive or a treasured gift from someone very special, taking old artwork doesn’t make sense.
- Rugs: You may want to purchase new rugs to match the color scheme and decor of your new space. So what’s the point of filling your new space with old rugs?
- Ancient Artifacts: Take along the keepsakes you’ve collected on your journey over the years. Old and damaged artifacts should be better left behind.
Cleaning a bathroom is easier said than done. These tips might help.
- Bath mats: If you’ve been using the same bath mats for years or if they have become spooky, throw them out.
- Old towels: Old towels do not work effectively. They don’t dry you out or become a hotbed of germs. Better to replace them.
- Old toiletries: Use as much shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion as possible before moving, so you don’t have to carry an extra bag when you move.
- Cleaning supplies: It is unhygienic to move your old broom, mop, or toilet plunger when you move home. Even your old drain plugs should stay where they are.
If you’re having a hard time deciding what to throw away and what to keep, take the items you need into your new home and they’re easy and inexpensive to move. If you have not used this item in the past year or if it needs to be repaired, avoid transporting it to your new home. Also, before you take anything with you, make a mental note of where it will go. If you don’t have enough room for it in your new home, don’t take it with you.
Reach out for waste disposal in Marietta to take away all the garbage. Find a charity to donate things that can be used.
We hope these tips will help you declutter wisely while moving your home.