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How to Declutter Your Home for a Hassle-free Move

There's no doubt that moving can be a very overwhelming experience. In fact, according to a survey, most Americans find moving a more stressful event than divorce.

Luckily, stress-moving is possible. From preparing for a move to the actual moving, the process can be entirely smooth and even enjoyable.

Here are some top tips you can use to make your move stress-free!

Before Moving

One of the best ways to achieve a stress-free move is to purge the clutter in your home way ahead of your move. This way, you won't waste time packing and unpacking items you don't need any longer, and there'll be fewer boxes.

Getting rid of the items you don't want or need will save you money, time, and effort and ensure you don't clutter your new home before you even begin to settle in. Execute these tips before moving day.

Start early

You shouldn't wait until the week of your move to start. As soon as you know you'll be moving, begin making a list of the items you don't use or love anymore.

Declutter room by room

Decluttering room by room makes the process very organized. You can begin from the kitchen and then move to the living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.

Don't forget the garage, shed, and outdoor living spaces too. You can dedicate one or two hours to plan and an extra two to four hours to declutter and clean each room

Clear out your closet

Go through your clothes, shoes, and accessories and put aside anything you haven't used in at least a year. Items you don't like anymore should also have no home in your closet. Give those in good condition to friends and family. You can also donate some to local charities.

Dejunk the storage room

The storage room is probably filled with items you don't need but don't want to let go of. You shouldn't take those to your new home. Check for items that have been gathering dust for years, dispose of them and donate those in good condition.

Remove bulky items

If you have furniture or other heavy items that are no longer needed, you can save a lot of time and money getting rid of them before moving.

Haul away the junk

Once you have a pile of items you want to get rid of, call 1-855-PARADOG, and we'll have a team of junk hauling pros haul them away so you can focus on more important aspects of your move.

On Moving Day

While moving day can be hectic, these tips will help you handle it like a boss.

Move on the right day

Weekends are often the best days to move as there'll be less chance of a clash of schedules. Friends and family will also be available to lend a hand. And if possible, take the following Monday off to arrange your belongings in your new home.

Do a last check

After the boxes have been arranged in the truck, check through your old home to ensure you haven't forgotten anything valuable. And if you find something you don't need, you can still donate or give them out before moving.

Junk unwanted furniture

While decluttering and boxing your items, you were probably still living in your home and didn't junk items you needed, such as your three-seater or mattress. If you won't need these items anymore because you've bought new ones or they won't blend in with the interior decor of your new home, there's no need to move them.

Enlist a junk removal team

So many things need your attention on moving day. But you can cross junk removal off that list by calling 1-855-PARADOG. We'll remove any item you don't want and dispose of them properly. Moving today? No worries. Call us, and we'll be there to make your move stress-free.

After Moving

Congratulations! You've moved into your new home. But you don't want to begin this new chapter with clutter. Here's what to do.

Sort through items of the previous occupant

Check your new home for items the previous occupant left behind which aren't part of the agreement. If these items are of no use to you, junk them.

Unbox room by room

Unbox room by room to easily set aside items you won't use but mistakenly packed. Also, duplicate items you don't need should be set aside.

Remove items that don't have a place in your home

There'll probably be items that have no place in your new home because they can't blend in with the new design. Keeping these items will be the beginning of a cluttered home. Remove them.

Schedule junk removal

When you're done removing all the items you won't use, it's important to dispose of them immediately so they don't take up valuable space in your store or yard. If you would like professional help or are too busy to handle it yourself, give us a call at 1-855-PARADOG, and we'll be there to junk them using best practices.