What should you keep and throw away when moving houses?

About to relocate and move house? You might be starting to think about what you want to take with you and what you want to leave behind. Although at first glance this task might seem overwhelming, it doesn’t need to be. Don’t look at this organising task as a chore, look at it as a fresh start.

Decluttering has been found to destress and improve mental health. Research conducted by Connecticut University showed that removing clutter can directly reduce the stress that stems from the mess. This can therefore help us to feel happier and less anxious.

Simply think of the moving process as starting a clean slate. So, what should you keep, and what should you get rid of? Let’s dive in.

Your old stuff

Firstly, the easiest items to throw away or donate should be the things you no longer use, which may have been sitting around for months or even years untouched. Always try to recycle or re-home these items where you can. But if necessary, get them chucked away.

Some examples of old items you could de-clutter are:

  • Clothes you no longer wear
  • Games or toys no longer being used
  • Old greeting cards
  • Old electronic items
  • Expired products

The stuff you have too much of

When living in the same home for a long time, it can be easy to build up more items than we need. Now that you are relocating it is the perfect opportunity to reduce the amount of items you have. Try donate these items or give them to friends and family.

Some examples of items you may have too many of are:

  • Mugs
  • Pens
  • Dishes
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Tools
  • Bed sheets
  • Cushions

The stuff that won’t fit in your new place

Finally, you may have some items which fit lovely in your current home, but won’t necessarily work when you relocate. These items should be donated or passed on.

Some examples of items you may have too many of are:

  • Curtains
  • Bed sets
  • Lamps
  • Furniture
  • Dining room sets

Uplifting Homes are one of the best house moving companies in Auckland, and want to support you for every step of the moving process. At Uplifting Homes, our house relocation experts are happy to help you with your deliberations and will be there to offer any guidance throughout the process as and when you need it. Contact our friendly team today by calling us on 0800 875-438 or emailing us at office@uplifting.co.nz.

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