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Why you should declutter your house before you move

Over the years, we amass things we don’t need: unwanted gifts, old clothes or books we bought to take on holiday. When it comes to moving house, it can be tempting to pack everything with the intention of sorting it later, but that’s a bad idea. If you dispose of unnecessary items before you move, you'll save money on packing materials and you may even need a smaller removal van. It will also stop you from wasting time packing, then unpacking, things you later choose not to keep.

Start early

Disposing of possessions can be daunting, but if you sort a little at a time, such as the contents of a drawer, or a box from the attic, it will get easier and can be a liberating experience. The more time you have for this, the less stressed you'll be, so it’s better to start as early as possible, which will give you the added benefit of allowing you to consider more time-consuming options as well as ‘quick fixes’.

Keep it simple

Most items can be sorted into a few categories: bin, recycle, sell or give away and, finally, keep. The first two are relatively obvious, but the others can be more difficult. Ask yourself how long it is since you last used the item and whether it has sentimental or monetary value. These questions will probably help you to decide whether you want to keep it; then all you'll need to do is decide how to dispose of the items you don't want.

Sell or donate?

There are several websites on which you can sell items that are in reasonable or good condition, like eBay, Preloved or Amazon and others where you can list items for donation, for example, Freecycle, Charity Choice or rehomeyourstuff.co.uk. It's better if somebody gets some use out of items you don't want, but don’t forget that you can also donate goods to your local charity shops. By the time you’ve decluttered your home, you may have some extra cash to spend on things to clutter up the new house!



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