Clutter is something we always say we’ll get to next weekend. But then the number of next weekends quickly run out, especially when moving. As a moving company Wichita, KS residents have come to know and trust, Rightsize Moving Solutions has a few tips which can ease the stress of decluttering.
Host a Garage/Yard Sale
While planning a garage or yard sale may be the last thing you want to do during a move, you could be pleasantly surprised at how it literally pays off. Not only will you be decluttering your home, you’ll be adding a little cash to the moving budget. Team up with your neighbors for an extra-enticing sale, or challenge your kids on who can sell more to keep things interesting.
Sell to Secondhand Store or List Online
If you don’t have time for a sale, secondhand stores can be a great way to turn clutter into cash. Hit up area stores that are more likely to buy the box of vintage records or clothes from your college days.
Also, the adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” applies to decluttering your home. Thanks to the Internet, there are many options to list your unwanted clutter besides the newspaper classifieds. The treadmill turned clothes drying rack in the back corner could be put to use once again in a different house.
Get Friends & Family Involved
Are you on the fence about keeping that old sofa for your new home, but your best friend has commented how they love it? Moving companies in Wichita, KS often recommend reaching out to friends and family when decluttering before a move. You never know how much you can pass on to them, which is less you’ll have to move and unpack.
Donate to Charity
Homewares such as dishes, gently used pots and pans, and furniture are often in-demand items for charities. Some charities and nonprofit organizations will come to your home and pick up large items, such as furniture, saving you the planning and trip to drop it off. Wichita moving companies like Rightsize Moving Solutions can give you recommendations of organizations to contact to donate items you don’t want to move.
Recycle Items That Won’t Match Your New Home
If you’re not ready to part with the table set in the dining room, but aren’t sure the colors will match your new home, give it a facelift. A coat of paint or wood stain can give a new life to furniture and otherwise make it gel with your new home décor.
Temporarily Move Items to Storage
Out-of-sight doesn’t always mean out-of-mind. For those items in your home with a personal connection, such as an antique chest from a relative, a temporary storage unit may give you the physical distance to decide if it should stay or go. A good rule of thumb is to put items into storage for four to six months then revisit the decision. If seeing them once again sparks positive emotion, it’s likely movers Wichita, KS will be bringing them to your new home.
Rightsize Moving Can Lend A Decluttering Hand
Decluttering any time can quickly become a stressful process without a plan. But decluttering during a move is already stressful. Rightsize Moving Solutions offers specialized organizational services to help you sort through and dispose of unnecessary and unwanted belongings to make the pending move a little easier. We also work with many older adults who are downsizing, or “rightsizing,” after years of living in the same home. As they begin to transition into a smaller home, to move in with family, or to move into an assisted living facility, our trained, certified, and professional staff work with older adults to make this transition as stress-free as possible.
From the first call to Rightsize Moving Solutions until the last box is unpacked in your new home, we work with you to create a customized moving plan to fit your needs and budget.