You will need some tips for last-minute decluttering to know what to do so you are not lost. Decluttering is something that is better to do months in advance before the move. But sometimes life gets in the way and you don’t have the time for that. For example, if you need to cope with moving overseas alone. You can declutter last minute, but you will have to work fast because you might not have much time before moving out.
Make a schedule
You will need to make a schedule because that will help you out with what you need to do and give you insight into how much time you have for it. That may include disassembling your belongings for storage. Take a good look at your home and make a to-do list. It would be good to start small because that way you will have a sense of accomplishment when you finish. That will give you more energy to keep going.
Divide into zones
Make sure you have a Keep, Sell, Donate, Recycle, and Trash zone. That way you can just throw items into the box and not worry about it anymore. Be sure that everything you do not need or use stays in any other box but ‘Keep’.
Don’t take belongings you are not using anymore just because you have just because you connect them to a vague fond memory. The key to decluttering is to keep things that you use and get rid of the rest. It will make your life way easier, not to mention the move will also be more smooth. While you are going through this process you can also prepare your large furniture for the move. So you don’t have to go back for that but rather do everything at once.
Last-minute decluttering means working fast
When you don’t declutter months in advance you will have to do it last minute and that means you need to work fast. The move is right around the corner and you don’t want all those unneeded things to go with you to your new home. So everything that you see and don’t use throw it into a box for donation or something else. Be happy that those belongings will help other people out. Go room by room and work as fast as possible.
Spread out the items
When you are working room by room, you will simplify the process. You can just spread out your belongings on the bed and pick out what you want to take with you to your new home. All the rest that is left throw into the boxes where you see they fit. This technique will give you the opportunity to see everything at once and realize how much you have, but don’t use. Also, it will show you what you want to keep because you will be drawn to it. Before moving into your new home be sure to deep clean your new home.
Good luck and happy moving!