A new move is a time for a fresh start. There’s no better way to make a clean beginning than by decluttering. 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:
1. Do I need 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 Manchester 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 specific furniture pieces or accessories that will not work in your new home. It could be furniture that is too big and bulky or items that do not match the decor. 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 it 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 utilised in some time, eliminate them. You probably will not use them in 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 want to move it. Now is the time to decide just how bad you really need this item and how much you genuinely want to keep it. This is a particularly important question if your new Manchester residence is significantly smaller than your current one.
A self storage unit can be invaluable when decluttering for a move. Once you have gone through your things and packed up the essentials, place them in Manchester storage until you are ready to move. Leave your goods in a safe place after relocating so that you can unpack slowly and keep your new home neat and well organised. To find out more, please contact us today.