How To Declutter the Entire House
Packing and unpacking is one of the most stressful parts of moving. It can also be a time-consuming process, as you have to pack up not only your belongings but your entire house. We will show you how to declutter the entire house from basement to attic with packing and unpacking when moving tips that will save you time and make this part of moving easier.
The first thing you need to do is pack up all of your belongings in the rooms that you are leaving. This does not include bathroom or kitchen items, as they should be packed last after any furniture has already been moved out. For example, if you’re packing up a bedroom before moving day, start with clothes and bedding since these are large objects which take up most of the room’s space. You can also use large boxes for this purpose so long as there aren’t too many fragile items inside them (as heavy things on top will crush anything below).
If you have created piles around your house while decluttering , now it’s time to gather those piles into cardboard boxes by sorting through each one in turn. Don’t feel obligated to keep all of them, however; you can always donate any items to a charity or sell things on eBay if there is still some value in the item (just be sure not to throw out anything that might have sentimental value).
Once all your belongings are packed up into boxes and ready for moving day , it’s time to sort through each room one last time. Start with the living room since this will likely be a focal point during move-out. Take down decorations carefully so they don’t get damaged when being transported from one location to another. Afterward, clean everything else thoroughly before moving onto other rooms such as bathrooms and bedrooms . In general, do not neglect cleaning areas which won’t typically show wear and tear like basements because movers will still inspect them during move-out.
Remember to keep the most important items for unpacking at the top of your boxes so you can get to them right away on moving day . This includes clothes, toiletries, and anything else that will be needed in order for you to survive until everything is moved into its proper place (such as furniture). If possible, label each box with a permanent marker so movers know where it needs to go later or what room it belongs in if they are unloading onto your garage floor. Finally, leave enough time before leaving on moving day so that you have ample opportunity to find any last minute forgotten items. The more organized your house looks when movers arrive , the faster they can work thanks to the extra time you’ve given them.
Just because you’re moving into an empty house doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way. You can make your new home more livable by getting furniture, decorating, and organizing what you have in the space available. If there is one thing about this process of creating a home from scratch that’s hard, it’s deciding where to start!
So I’ve compiled a list of things for you to do when designing your new home so you can get started with ease.
– Paint the walls a color you love.
– Get some furniture! It’s not necessary to buy everything at once, but if there are pieces that you can’t live without then go ahead and pick them up. You could also try renting or borrowing items until your budget allows for full ownership of new furniture.
Do something every day – it doesn’t have to be much at all — just do SOMETHING so that when those days turn into weeks, months, years later on down the road you’ll know what exactly is missing from this space – whether it’s more art work on the wall, another set of plates in the cupboard…you get where I’m going with this? Also–don’t forget to take measurements when you move in. You want to get an idea of what kind of items might work well for your space so that the next step is easier!
– Don’t forget about lighting — it’s important to have plenty, but also think about how much light each room gets naturally and whether or not additional lamps/lighting will be necessary. Do this before making any other decorating decisions because sometimes it can change everything else depending on where they are placed.
– Get some plants! It doesn’t matter if you’re a plant murderer…plants bring life into a home plus provide oxygen which keeps us alive…so buy two more just in case one dies off – I’ll let you know if that happens ;)
We’ve covered paint, furniture, measurements, lighting and plants – now it’s time to talk about organizing!
– Organize your office space. This doesn’t have to be expensive because you can use an old bookshelf or some crates as a filing cabinet…all of this is perfectly fine so long as what you’re using works and keeps everything under control.
– Don’t forget the kitchen — we all know how annoying it is when we need something out of the cupboard but can never find it on those super busy mornings/evenings where dinner needs prepping and homework has to get done before bedtime. Try finding baskets that fit into drawers then go through each one with a Sharpie pen labeling them for greater organization (i.e. drink storage, baking supplies, lunch boxes…you get the picture?).
– Organize your closets — it might sound trivial but trust me when I say that a closet makes or breaks you on those mornings where everything seems to take twice as long because we can never find anything! Try going through each item of clothing and ask yourself if you really need it? If not then don’t keep the hanger in the wardrobe — donate them instead. This will give more room for what’s left behind and also make life easier down the line if clothes are conveniently stored away from sight.