Questions to Ask When Decluttering for the Big Move

A new move is the time for a fresh start. There’s no better way to make a clean beginning than by decluttering with a self storage. Even so, the task may seem daunting if you are a hoarder or have not moved in a while. If you don’t quite know where to begin, try asking yourself these questions:

Questions to Ask When Decluttering for the Big Move

#1. Do I have a need for this item where I am going?

Maybe you are moving to a different climate zone and can do without certain seasonal gear. Perhaps your relocation from the country to a city apartment means you no longer need patio furniture or a barbecue grill. Don’t get trapped into thinking that you will hold onto these things “just in case.”

#2. How will this look in my new home?

You probably have certain furniture pieces or accessories that will just not work in your new home. It could be furniture that is too big and bulky, or items that simply do not match the décor. Rather than worrying about trying to make these pieces work, get rid of them so you can buy what you really need.

#3. Am I using it now?

We all have stuff we have been holding onto because we might use them someday. In fact, you will probably encounter quite a few of these items when you are packing. If you come across things you are not using now and haven’t utilized in some time, eliminate them. You probably will not use them at your new place either.

#4. Do I really want to move this?

If the answers to the above questions are “yes”, the next thing you should ask yourself is whether or not you really want to move it. Now is the time to decide just how bad you really need this item and how much you truly want to keep it. This is a particularly important question if your new residence is significantly smaller than your current one.

A storage unit from Party Barn Self Storage can be invaluable when decluttering for a move. Once you have gone through your things and packed up the essentials, place them in storage until you are ready to move. Leave your goods in place after relocating so that you can unpack slowly and keep your new home neat and well organized. To find out more, please contact us.