When it’s time to move to a new apartment or home, you’ll need to start sorting out which items you’re going to bring with you to your new place. It’s easy to just take everything you think you need, but you’ll find that it’s much better to declutter your items and toss what you don’t need anymore. This can sometimes be difficult especially if you have a lot of items you hold dear and find meaningful, but you should also realize that letting them go is easier and worth it in the long run.
To help in decluttering your sentimental items, here are some tips to consider:
Create a Digital Memory
Old photos albums and documents are only going to take more space in your new home even when they’re just stored away in boxes in the garage. Consider scanning them to create digital copies before throwing them away for good. This may be a bit tedious depending on how many physical documents and photos you have, but then you won’t have to worry about them taking up physical space in your new place. And since you have digital copies of these items, you won’t have to worry about getting them damaged!
You can also digitize other sentimental items, such as drawings, writings or other stuff you made as a kid. These items can be hard to let go of, but you should also know that they’ll take up some storage space in your new place when the movers come in to get your items, so think about what’s best for you. Digitizing them will also make it a bit easier to finally let them go.
Get Rid of What Isn’t Useful Anymore
Some items are easier to get rid of than others, but you need to be thorough if you want to live in your new place clutter-free. For instance, you need to sort out your kitchen and get rid of any items, gadgets and appliances that you haven’t used in years. The same goes for personal clothes and items that you don’t seem to use anymore. Throwing them out is one option, but you can also put them in boxes and donate them to a local charity or thrift store!
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