When moving, it can feel as if the weight of every item you own is on your shoulders. You may be asking yourself during this chaotic time, “Where do I begin?” or “How do I move all my stuff?”
When you have an abundance of items that need to be moved, consider decluttering before you start packing. It is unnecessary to move more items than you have to.
What Does Decluttering Include?
Decluttering consists of removing unnecessary items from your space. It can include unused items, unnecessary items, things that do not provide a purpose any longer.
How to Declutter Your Space Before Moving?
- Block Out Time for Cleaning Before Moving Day
It is important to block out time in your schedule for decluttering your space before moving day. By planning time before moving day, you are setting your moving day up for success and less stress. In addition, consider how much time it could take to declutter.
- Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster
After determining your schedule for cleaning, consider how many items that you may have to dispose of and how you will dispose of them. One of the most popular and practical methods of disposal is renting a roll-off dumpster.
- There are several sizes of Roll-Off Dumpsters to choose from:
- 15 Yard Dumpsters
- 20 Yard Dumpsters
- 30 Yard Dumpsters
If you are unsure what size you will need for your project, contact the experts at Canyon View Dumpsters today. Whether your space is commercial or residential, Canyon View Dumpsters can help you with the decluttering process.
- Use the 3 Box Method
For every section that you are tackling, use 3 boxes for optimal sorting. Use one box for items you keep, one box for items you are throwing away, and one box for items to donate or sell.
- Be Honest with Yourself
When sorting out the items you don’t need, be honest with yourself. Ask yourself if you truly need to keep the item and why.
- Leave the Keepsakes for Last
It is easier to let go of items such as bedding, furniture, and clothing than letting go of items that hold sentimental value. Save all keepsake items for the last sorting. This can also ensure that the items get moved safely and not thrown in thoughtlessly with your other items.
- Dispose of Expired Items
Dispose of expired food storage, cosmetic products, and medical supplies.
- Donate Items in Good Condition
If you are letting go of clothing that is still in good condition, consider donating it to people in need.
- Get Help Moving Large Items
If the items you need moved are unsafe to move by yourself, look to your friends and relatives for support. Be careful when moving items such as dressers, couches, hutches, tables, desks, fridges, or TVs. Also, hiring movers may be the best option for your project to be finished safely and on time. It is wise to take into consideration the type of space you’re moving items out of. If you are moving things out of a Commercial space, ensure that you are equipt to safely move items out.
Benefits of Decluttering Your Space before Moving
Decluttering your space has many benefits such as:
- Relieves Moving Anxiety and Stress
- Reduces Dust, Mold, and Mildew
- Decreases Allergens
- Save space for the items that need to be moved
To keep moving day organized and less stressful, de-clutter your space before you start packing up. There is no need to move extra things. Our team of decluttering experts can help to advise you regarding the dumpster sizes that will be sufficient for your project needs. Contact us today through our form or by calling us at 801-388-8159 for details.