how to declutter your home before moving.

Packing and moving all your belongings can be challenging. Sometimes, you almost question why you’re taking those old magazines. Decluttering your house before you pack can eliminate the amount that you should move and can relieve the stress of packing heavy.

Here’s a checklist to help get rid of those unnecessary things that are taking up space and get organized.

1. Bathroom

In the bathroom, there are many things that could be thrown away that you probably don’t use anymore. Things like:

  • Expired makeup
  • Expired sunscreen
  • Expired medicine
  • Broken hairbrush
  • Old toiletries
  • Old or damaged towels and bathmat

It is probably easier to buy these items new after you are moved into your new home and not have to pack it up. Trying to pack it up could create a bigger mess.

2. Bedroom

The bedroom is a place where we like to hoard all of our old personal belongings. But, these belongings probably have not been used in quite some time and are taking up space. Things like:

  • Old clothing
  • Old jewelry
  • Old shoe boxes
  • Clutter on nightstands

These things can be easily tossed and can make room for new belongings.

3. Kitchen

The kitchen is an easy place to collect clutter. It normally contains items such as:

  • Plasticware without a lid
  • Broken and unused appliances
  • Expired canned food
  • Old and unused cookbooks
  • Chipped glassware

These things can be easily thrown away. They are only taking up space and have no use in your new home. Be sure to recycle any plastic!

4. Garage

The garage is always a place for storage of clutter and things that forgotten. However, you don’t want to have to pack these things to take to your new home. You should throw away:

  • Old paint
  • Old bikes
  • Old toys
  • Old and broken tools
  • Old holiday decorations

5. Miscellaneous

Lastly, these are things normally stashed away in different places of your home. Getting rid of these things will decrease the amount that you should pack:

  • Old books and magazines
  • Old receipts and paperwork (you should shred these)
  • Old or used notebooks
  • Expired coupons
  • Old and unknown keys
  • Outdated electronics

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