Opportunity to Organize-Moving Tips

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Opportunity to Organize:

Make the Most of Your Move

Moving isn’t fun, but it doesn’t have to be an arduous, stress-inducing task that causes you to lose your mind. It starts with a clear plan and more important than anything, not procrastinating. Ready to organize and declutter your house before the big move? We spoke with organizational expert Trish Ethridge of Hilldrup to learn how to make the most of your move and not lose your cool.

Change Your Way of Thinking

It’s challenging to optimize your move when you think about the crazy amount of work that has to go into making it happen. You might have to sell your current home first and make some improvements before it goes on the market. Or maybe you’ve been working with a builder and are drained by the construction process, and the move is just one more thing to worry about. There are physical and emotional costs to moving, and both types can be stressful. Trish suggests you change your mindset and “Think of moving as an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to create a certain change that you want in your life.”

By thinking of the move in a positive manner, it becomes motivating instead of self-defeating. When you’re motivated, you’re more likely to do the things that need to be done, no matter how distasteful.

“Moving is a top five stressor for people. The best way to get through is not to think of the ‘To-Do List’ but to think of the end result. What do you have to look forward to after all this work is over and done? Don’t focus on the negative. Focus on the reward at the end of the move. You may need to create a reward for yourself, and that’s perfectly fine! Whatever keeps you moving forward and motivated is fair game.”

Trish’s Tips For Organizing Before the Move

You may know realize this, but it’s much simpler to declutter and get organized before your move than after. It will make the moving process much easier. This will not only help you transport fewer things and save on moving costs, but it will also help you move in an organized manner.

“There’s less of a ‘where am I going to put that?’ kind of problem once you get into the new place, and more of an almost refreshing feel as you pack up in the old house. It’s a lot like spring cleaning but on a bigger scale.”

Trish suggests organizing and decluttering your house at least five months before your move. This will give you plenty of time so that you don’t feel pressured or rushed into getting things done on time, and it allows you to take inventory of the items that you really use and what things you don’t need. It also gives you adequate time to hold a garage sale or donate the unwanted items to charity.

“If you’re not sure about an item, put it in a box and stick it in the garage. If you need it enough that you are willing to go out into the garage to get it, keep it. If after six months, you don’t find yourself going to look for it, it’s probably safe to get rid of it.”

The exception, of course, is holiday or seasonal items that you probably only use a few times a year. In those instances, you’ll have to decide what you want to keep and what you don’t want in the new house.

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