So life just got a touch crazier this last week, and instead of hiding in the corner I have decided to roll with the changes. We are moving in 1 week.
Moving house can be a stressful time but also a great time to cull all those items you thought you needed but didn’t.
This is our third move in five years and Mr T + T will be at work for this one (FIFO).
There have been some days where the momentum is lost and the cupboards or draws are open and then shut because it all just seems overwhelming.
If you have those cupboards where items are put to sort later, then they will one day become like the ghost of Christmas past and come back to haunt you.
My advice is don’t wait till you move, but if you are then it’s time to cut the crap.
- Here are my tips for culling
Items you haven’t used it in a year
Sometimes illogical thinking that maybe we will use an item again or wear that dress when we loose those 10kg can leave us becoming hoarders. Even though it is nice to think that MAYBE we will get to wear that special outfit again or use that treadmill that has become an additional close rack for a year, it is time to be honest with yourself and a great opportunity to sell those items.
Picture your new home
Ask yourself the question; When I move to my new house what do I want it to feel and look like?
The ornament collection you loved 10 years ago may not be what you like now (bye bye cow collection). There will be items that hold sentimental value and you want to keep but if there was a fire, after making sure your loved ones and pets were safe what would you bring with you?
Throw it / donate / keep it
Now is the time to stop overthinking it. Gather three boxes per room if needed and label them – Donate, throw and keep. Try and have a friend or family member to assist that you know will be honest and brutal. If you have to pause to think about whether to keep or give away an item then don’t keep it. When you have sorted everything into boxes then remove the temptation to dip into the donate or throw boxes by immediately removing them the house.
Don’t forget when the going gets tough and you are sorting through your items remember to picture your new house minus the clutter and how you want it to look. If you are struggling with where to start with organising your move then I have included a fantastic printable checklist. Subscribe below to download and print your checklist.