I long ago realised that not everyone shares my love of decluttering.
And when it comes to moving house, this feeling can shoot off the scale! But do not fear, I am here to help…….
House moves are often quoted as one of the most stressful life events.
The time has finally come to stand face to face with the many possessions you have accumulated over time. Some make you smile; others make you feel guilty.
You have been putting off opening the boxes piled high in the loft, hidden amongst half used paint cans, offcuts of carpet (you never learnt to make a neatly edged rug for the back door from that last piece of leftover floor covering, much as you told yourself that it was a skill which would be useful one day) and broken DIY projects you would have liked to fix but never had time to tackle.
Use these tips to help make the move a little bit easier:
- Dispose of any unwanted items: think about how much it would cost you to store items over any given period and whether it is worth it.
- Remember to label each box with its contents as you go: ask yourself how many times you’ve pulled something out of the freezer for supper, only to find that it was something completely different!
- Create an area for piling the completed boxes so that you can tackle other items systemically. Go room by room, labelling each box with its destination: that way the removal men will know where to put things once you arrive in your new home.
- Consider the time of year you are moving: if it is summer, pack up your winter clothes as you won’t be needing these for a while (hopefully!): these are bulky and free up space quickly and easily.
- Pack a box of essentials last and keep it to hand: e.g. loo roll, kettle, tea bags, mugs and biscuits for the removal company to keep their energy up!
And if you really can’t face it, contact me!