Why You Should Always Declutter Before Moving Home

Posted by Moving Home Made Easy
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When you have lived in the same property for many years, you will likely be surprised by how much ‘stuff’ you have accumulated over this time. Often, people don’t realise just how many different items they have hidden away in the attic, various cupboards and under their beds until it comes to moving home and they’re forced to pack absolutely everything into boxes. 

For this reason, it is always recommended that you take the time to declutter before moving into your new home and having a big clear out can be incredibly beneficial. Whilst it may take you some time to go through each room and declutter, it is always worthwhile doing and moving really is the perfect opportunity to throw away, donate or sell anything that you no longer need. If you’re contemplating decluttering before your move, below is a list of benefits to clearing out some of your belongings in advance of moving day. 

Make packing your belongings easier

There is no denying that packing all of your belongings into boxes can be time-consuming and it isn’t the most exciting task to do before a move either, however, it is a crucial step of any home move. When you take the time to declutter, you can make the whole packing process much easier and you can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes you to pack everything. 

Whether you’re using a professional packing service or packing yourself, you will also need fewer boxes and packing materials when you have a clear out as well. Often, having less to pack can make the lead up to moving day much less hassle in general. 

Reduce your home removals quote 

Many choose to work with a moving company nowadays and there are multiple advantages to doing so. By spending some time decluttering, you can reduce the cost of the services being provided by the removal company and make moving home more affordable. The majority of removal quotes are based on the number of items you would like included in your move, so the less you have to move from A to B, the less you have to pay for moving services. 

Similarly, if you’re also using packing services or storage services, you will pay less for these when you have fewer items that you need to pack or store. Of course, needing fewer packing materials will also result in you saving money as well. 

Speed things up on moving day 

How long it takes to load and unload a removal van will depend on how many boxes, pieces of furniture and other items you have. When you declutter before you move home, you will have less to physically move from your old property to your new home and when you’re travelling a long distance on moving day, this can be incredibly useful. 

Even when you’re hiring a national removal company to assist you with your move, it is still useful to speed up the process of loading and unloading the removal van. You will find that this makes the whole day much less stressful than it would be otherwise. 

Settle into your new home quicker

It isn’t just packing that is made easier by having a clear out, unpacking is also much easier as well. Due to the fact that you will have fewer boxes full of your belongings, you will have less to unpack when you get into your new home and this will help you to start getting organised and settled into your new home quicker.

Of course, you will also have fewer belongings to find space for in your new home and this is particularly beneficial when you’re downsizing. Your new home will also feel more spacious when you’re not overloading it with unnecessary items from your old property. 

Working with a national removal company

All in all, it is fair to say that it is definitely worthwhile taking some time to declutter before you move home and this is something that you will always thank yourself for doing. This straightforward task can make such a big difference to your moving experience, from packing to unpacking and everything in between, and it can make things much more enjoyable.

If you’re searching for a national removal company that can assist you on moving day, feel free to contact us here at Moving Home Made Easy. We provide a range of services, including but not limited to; removals, fragile items packing, unpacking and self-storage, and we will gladly assist you in any way required on moving day. When enlisting our help, a move manager will guide you through every step of the removal process with our skilled and experienced removal team taking over on moving day, so you will be in the very best hands. 


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