Title: The Curse of Clutter
If you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, before you even put that “For Sale” sign up, a good starting place is to look around your home and start to remove some of the clutter.
It’s incredible how fast the volume of clutter can grow in your home. One day you’re just storing a few items in your garage and before you know it years have passed by where you can’t even park your car in there anymore! Not only does the clutter start to take over your home and your space but over time you start to forget what’s even in those piles of items.
Think about it, if you’re planning to move, do you really want to spend the extra time packing all that clutter up, needing that much bigger of a truck to move all your items, paying a house removalists to move the clutter and then unpack all that clutter to build up yet again in your new residence? It doesn’t really make sense. Instead it’s wise to get rid of that big pile of clutter before you begin.
So how do you know if something is clutter? All Purpose Removals, a removalist company based in Australia, suggests asking yourself a few questions to gauge what is clutter and what’s not. So, before you place that call to furniture movers, consider these questions:
- When was the last time you used the item? If it’s more than a year ago, you likely won’t notice it missing and you probably won’t have any practical use for it on a regular basis.
- Does the item still work? It’s unbelievable how many people keep items that don’t even work with the thought of one day fixing it. If the item doesn’t work and it holds no real value, then get rid of it.
- Does it go with the new décor of your home? If you are looking for a fresh new look in your new home, then it’s probably best to get rid of the items that no longer go with the new home’s décor.
- Will it have a designated space in the new home where it can be displayed/used or will it go back to the same pile of clutter? There’s no need to bring items that are only going to create clutter in the new home.
Hanging on to items that builds into clutter can eventually start to feel suffocating. Use the opportunity of moving to enjoy a fresh, clutter-free start. Move your furniture and your vehicles, don’t move your clutter.