Decluttering Before You Move

Whether you’re ready to sell to your home, or you just want to tidy up before diving into spring cleaning, decluttering is a super important first step! Here you’ll find some tips on how to make the process smoother and less overwhelming.

Let’s face it, most of us have boxes upon boxes of items we haven’t touched, used, or even looked at for years! The thought of getting rid of this stuff can be a stressful process. A portion of these boxes probably contain special items full of memories and emotional moments, like our baby’s first outfit or the wristwatch from a loved one.

The majority of our boxes and containers tucked away in storage, or items that have been shelved for later use, tend to lack value and don’t spark joy. These are the items you should target first.

When people hear the term “declutter,” they often think they need to throw everything out, or have a completely spotless house. However, this isn’t the case at all!

Decluttering is about organizing your belongings into items you know you want and use, and getting rid of the ones you don’t. For example, just because you don’t necessarily use the wristwatch from your grandfather, does not mean it is clutter. If an item holds value to you, keep it!

However, the extra pillows you bought that don’t match the couch, or the jeans that were too tight, probably don’t hold any value or meaning to you.

It’s okay to let these items go, and pass them on to others who may need or want them.

Selling a home and moving to a new one is a stressful and time consuming process all on its own. You don’t need the added struggle of lugging around unwanted items.

If you’re looking for Mansfield homes for sale, or Ashland properties for sale to build your new home on, consider finding a local Goodwill or donation center that will accept your unwanted items. You can feel good about giving away your possessions knowing they are going to be benefitting someone else!

The best part is, if you decide it’s not the right time to jump into the purchase of the Mansfield or Ashland real estate, you’ve still made a step in the right direction for having a tidier home!

ARK Realty LLC is here to help every step of the way! Call us today at (419) 617-7342.