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Navigating a long-distance move can be complex, particularly when faced with the daunting task of sorting through years or even decades of belongings. But, don’t worry, we’re here to make the process as smooth as possible for you!

This blog will guide you on how to get rid of stuff before moving, making the process smoother and your new house less cluttered.

Step-by-Step Guide To Decluttering Before Moving

Here are some steps you can follow to declutter before moving:

1. Assess Your Possessions

The first step towards a successful decluttering process is to assess all your possessions. Go through each room and inventory what you need and don’t. 

Being meticulous at this stage will save you time and money with your moving company.

2. Give Back To the Community

Once you’ve sorted out items that are no longer needed, consider donating them to charity or community centers. Not only will this act reduce the load for your movers, but it’s also a great way to give back to the community.

3. Host a Yard Sale

Another effective way to get rid of stuff before moving is by hosting a yard sale. This method helps you declutter and provides a way to earn some extra cash that can help cover moving costs.

Plus, you never know who might come across something they’ve been looking for at your yard sale!

4. Embrace Sustainability

As you sort through your belongings, you’ll likely come across neither sellable nor donatable items. For such items, think sustainability. Recycle or repurpose them instead of throwing them in the trash. 

Not only will you be reducing waste, but you’ll also feel good about giving new life to old items.

5. Dispose Responsibly

Lastly, for items that you can’t sell, donate, or recycle, ensure you dispose of them responsibly. Contact your local movers to understand how to dispose of such items. 

A moving company will be able to guide you on any hazardous materials that need unique disposal methods.

Decluttering For A Stress-Free Move

Moving is already stressful, and dealing with excess clutter only adds to the burden. By decluttering before your long-distance move, you make the process smoother and ensure that your new house is free from unnecessary items.

At Olympic Moving, we’ve helped countless others navigate this process, and they’ve fallen in love with the results. They found joy in decluttering, making their long-distance move more spacious. So, take a deep breath, roll up your sleeves, and start decluttering for your big move!