Moving can be stressful, and moving during a pandemic can make it that much more difficult. Perhaps you’re a parent who is working from home and have also been unexpectedly thrown into a new teacher role for one or more kids. Regardless of your situation, we feel your pain and know that times are tough for everyone right now.
With that said, we want to help make your move less stressful by providing RT Relocation’s important decluttering tips to help you get ready for your big move:
Decluttering your home and downsizing before a move is not only refreshing, it’s smart.
Decluttering your home makes it organized and livable. Getting rid of items that you no longer want or need, not only renews your space, but it allows for more practical household goods to take their place. We highly recommend that you do this before you move into your new home so you will have less to pack, a lighter load to move and unpack —and, most importantly, a fresh start in your new home.
As you probably know, it can be very hard to let go of things. We know that you probably have strong emotional ties to certain items that you hold dear, and we’re not saying you have to let go of everything, just the things you no longer want or need. Sometimes, letting go is the right thing to do, as decluttering means less stress and more room for something new and different. Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?
Plus, going the donation route definitely helps. Donating excessive or unwanted items feels great since you can help someone in need. It’s a win-win situation, and you’ll see that it makes the downsizing process that much more rewarding.
If you can remove larger items first, then it will be that much easier to remove smaller items at the end of your decluttering process. We know that letting go can be emotionally taxing, so you will want to take it one step at a time to make it easier on yourself. You’ll see that once you do one drop-off (wherever that is), the next ones will become that much easier.
Once you have given or donated your items to someone, your stress should reduce significantly. We like to remind you that someone new (perhaps, someone in need) now has the chance to create new memories of their own with your items. That usually brings a sense of relief, or maybe even purpose, and we think it calls for a celebratory cheer.
Life seems to be a bit more hectic for many of us these days, and you’ll notice that when things are in their right place, you can clean up easier. If all of your items have a place, and you don’t have to constantly move other items to get to what you’re looking for, you’ll be better for it. Clutter is distracting and can make some of us feel a bit out of control, so not having a mess will simply reduce your stress.
Downsizing and decluttering before moving is about change and owning your space in your new home. Your new home should never overwhelm you—so grab your broom, garbage bags, and maybe some tissues (just in case) and get going.
Once you’ve decluttered and are ready for a stress-free move, RT Relocation is here to help. We are a full-service moving and storage company that provides safe and reliable moving, packing, and storage services for residential, commercial and corporate clients throughout New Haven County, CT and beyond.
If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in the past year, it’s time to sell it off or give it away. You don’t want to bring unwanted stuff with you to your new home. Just for fun, make a list of the items you haven’t worn and see how many articles of clothing you end up with. You just might be surprised by the amount.
Keep your stuff organized by using labels. Your boxes will be easier to track for you and your movers. a professional moving company will thank you for doing things this way and making their day easier.
It also provides them crucial information regarding the fragility of items.
With over 10 years of professional high-end moving experience for both local and long-distance moves, our moving crews are professional, personable, and polite. They will help you in getting ready to move, answering questions you may have along the way.
We have the right people on the job because we know that moving is inherently stressful, and our crews are there to mitigate that stress, not add to it. Our professional movers are trusted, trained, licensed and fully insured.
If you are ready to prepare for a move to your new home, call the professionals at RT Relocation. They know a thing or two about what you’ll need to make your move seamless and stress-free.
Don’t wait, give us a call at (203) 806-1365 or request a quote online now.