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Decluttering Before and After a Move: How a Professional Moving Company Can Help You

Planning to move? Start with decluttering to save packing time and moving costs. Find out the many benefits to decluttering |Okanagan Packing & Moving can help
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Moving is always a big task, whether you're relocating in the same neighbourhood or a new province. However, it can be a great opportunity to declutter your home and get rid of things that you don't need. Decluttering can make the moving process easier and less stressful, as you'll have fewer items to pack, move and unpack. But decluttering can also be a daunting task, especially if you have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years.      

Decluttering before a move: Why it's important

Moving is one of the best times to declutter your home. It helps you sort through your things and get rid of items that are no longer useful or that you no longer want. Decluttering can also help you save money on moving costs, as the fewer items you have to move, the less time, money, and energy it will take to move. Additionally, decluttering can create a more organized and spacious home in your new location. That's why decluttering before a move is essential.

The many benefits of decluttering your home:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety: Clutter can create a feeling of chaos and be quite overwhelming.  It may contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety. By eliminating excess items, you can create a sense of calm in your living spaces, garage and attic and reduce your stress levels.
  • Increased productivity: A cluttered home can make it difficult to focus on tasks and prioritize your to-do list. Why not start off 2024 by eliminating what you don’t use or need? You will love your more organized and streamlined living space that allows you to be more productive and accomplish more during your day.
  • Improved mental health: Studies have shown that clutter can be a contributing factor to poor mental health, including depression and anxiety. By decluttering your home or garage, you may improve your mental health and create a more positive environment for yourself and your loved ones.
  • Enhanced creativity: A cluttered environment can stifle creativity and make it difficult to think outside the box. By decluttering, you might create more inspiring and creative spaces that allow for greater innovation and problem-solving.
  • Better sleep: A cluttered bedroom can negatively impact your sleep and make it difficult to relax and unwind. By decluttering your bedroom, you can create a more peaceful and restful room that promotes a more restful sleep.

Planning to move? Start with decluttering to save packing time and moving costs. Find out the many benefits to decluttering |Okanagan Packing & Moving can help
Planning to move? Start with decluttering to save packing time and moving costs. Find out the many benefits to decluttering |Okanagan Packing & Moving can help
Image Credit: Adobe Stock

How to Declutter Before a Move:

Before you start packing, take the time to declutter. Start by making a list of the rooms in your home (don’t forget the crawl space, garage and attic) and categorize them based on the amount of clutter you see within each room. Next, start with those rooms with the most clutter. Have boxes and sharpies on hand! Set out short periods of time to work room by room - sort which items you want to keep, and start filling those boxes with donations to sell, give away or throw away. For donated items, consider which organizations could benefit from them such as local Kelowna thrift or charity shops. Moving companies like Okanagan Packing And Moving at 1765 Leckie Road have been helping with exactly this – since 2011; they can assist you – or do it for you!

Decluttering After a Move:

Moving into a new home is exciting! You may find, during the unpacking process, that some items just won’t fit!  This is a great time to work with a professional moving company who can help you get rid of unnecessary items and organize your belongings in a way that feels comfortable and practical. As you unpack, put aside those items you want to donate or sell. Consider whether each item works in the new space - bringing you joy, serving a purpose, or does it simply takes up valuable space? Remember, the more you declutter, the more breathing room your home will have, making it easier to maintain a clean and inviting environment. Moving in is a great time to make your new home feel like a clutter-free sanctuary.

The Advantages of Working with Professional Movers:

Professional movers know how to make your moving planning less stressful. They have the expertise, equipment, and experience to help you declutter – saving you time and money during the actual move! They can help ensure that your belongings are labelled and organized so when they arrive safely at your new location, the unloading and unpacking runs smoothly.

Okanagan Packing & Moving in Kelowna, BC has been helping with moves in BC and Alberta for over 12 years. They are a reliable moving company that can help you with decluttering, and all your moving needs. Even if you don’t have immediate plans to move, but want to live with less clutter, they would love to help.

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