Anyone who’s ever packed for a move can tell you how miserable it is. Starting early is vital to ensuring an easy, stress-free moving experience. However, people often overlook an important step in the moving process: decluttering.
Decluttering prior to packing will save you time, energy, and money. Plus, Junk360 is here to help you every step of the way!
Why Should You Declutter Your Home Before Moving?
There are several reasons to declutter a home with a junk removal prior to your big move. These include:
Saving Money: Calling a junk removal company to haul away unwanted goods will save you money in the long run. Moving companies charge by the trunk space, hourly rates, and sometimes even weight. Junk360 only charges by the amount of truck space used. Plus, junk removal services don’t require spending money on boxes, packing tape, or bubble wrap.
Saving Time: Packing eats up a huge chunk of your time. Decluttering with a junk removal service ensures that you’ll only pack the items that have space in your new home. This allows you to pack more quickly and efficiently!
Saving Space: Why move something to your new home if you’re not going to use it. This is especially important if you’re downsizing. Instead of packing up things that no longer have any value to you, call Junk360 to haul it away. We’ll either find a new home for it or find a way to recycle it.
When you save money, time, and space, you reduce your amount of moving stress. That’s why you should always schedule the decluttering process in your moving “To Do” list.
How To Declutter
Regardless of the room you’re working on, always have at least two boxes standing by. What do these boxes represent?
Things You’ll Sell: As you go through your belongings, you’ll find items that are in good condition and still usable. Some of these will even have some great resale value. You can feature these items on Craigslist or even host your own garage sale. This gives you an opportunity to pocket some extra cash to put towards moving costs.
Things You’ll Donate or Junk: Items that are worn down, broken, or just gross have no business being packed away with your other belongings. Additionally, you might find items of with no resale value that are still usable. Do the right thing and give them to someone in need.
Why have your donations and junk in the same box? Because Junk360 will take it all at once! We’ll do the sorting and delivering, and even take items that can’t be donated to the recycling center.
Other Decluttering Tips
With the right mindset and strategies in place, decluttering your home before a move is easy! Here are some of Junk360’s tips for a smooth pre-move declutter.
Use the 12 month method: Conflicted on whether to pack or donate an item? Ask yourself if you’ve used it in the past 12 months. No? Put it in the Junk360 pile!
Start early: You’ve spent years accumulating this clutter. Don’t wait until the last minute to go through it! Start your decluttering as soon as you possibly can before a move.
Stay focused: When decluttering, it’s easy to get bogged down by all your stuff. Go one room at a time, and stay consistent with your decluttering method. One way to motivate yourself is to set mini-goals and reward yourself when you reach them.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll have your home clear of unwanted belongings in no time!
Declutter With Junk360!
Now comes the final step in the pre-move decluttering process… calling Junk360! Junk360 is here to help make your packing and moving easy, stress free, and efficient. Just point us to what you want gone and we’ll make it happen in one simple step.
Instead of trying to take things to local charities, resale shops, or the recycling center, let Junk360 do it for you! As an eco-friendly company, we promise that nothing ends up in a landfill that doesn’t absolutely belong there. Call us today for your free estimate by calling (651)395-8659 or by completing our online form!
Save yourself time, energy, and money when you move. Contact Junk360 today!