Buying a new home comes with many emotions! The initial excitement of going through the home buying process, you will soon realize the huge responsibility that lays in front of you. In order to make it through this process, stay calm and work systematically to make sure that your move is as smooth as possible.
A way to help cleanse your mind (and your home) is to declutter your belongings. With enough lead time before your move, you can start getting rid of all the stuff you have collected over the years which you realize you do not use. You may be surprised at all of the items you don’t use or have completely forgotten that you own.
Having a garage sale or donating your items to a local thrift shop is an easy way to get rid of your items. Having a garage sale allows you to make some extra money or by donating to a local charity you can use that donation as a tax write-off. Often, charities will come and collect your unwanted items from your house, saving you time and the money to transport them yourself. If you decide to have a garage sale, this may be a large project. Ask your family members to help you in this task.
For larger items that you know you can make some money off of, you can sell those items through classified ad columns through your local newspaper or online. It will be nice to have the extra cash to spend on your move and your new home, so these are good options if you have to get rid of some of your items.
Decluttering is the first stage of planning your move, so try to be as strict with yourself as possible, as the more you have to pack, the more expensive your move will be and the heavier the load, the more fuel you use and the more a moving firm will charge.