Every year, millions of us pack up our homes and head across town or across the country to new digs. While the thrill of living in a new place can be exhilarating, the prospect of sorting through belongings, packing boxes and loading trucks is considerably less exciting.
Here are eight things you can do to prepare your home for a smoother move:
1. De-clutter your home
Home design consultant DeAnna Radaj recommends asking yourself these three questions when sifting through your belongings: Do I love it? Do I use it? Do I need it? If you can’t answer “yes” to at least two of those questions for each item, then you should sell, toss or donate it, she said.
Consider holding a garage sale to get rid of unwanted stuff, said Brandon Morris, president of North Dallas Moving and Storage. “This can help you save on packing expenses, because why pay to pack things you do not want?” he said. “The money from the garage sale could also pay for your packing expenses on the things that you do want.”
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