Preparing for your move already comes with a long checklist. Getting rid of clutter might take some time, but it can help cleanse your house of unwanted items, and give you peace of mind when moving day finally comes. 

What are the benefits of decluttering your home before a move?

Waste Reduction

Decluttering early can help you reduce the amount of waste that you have in the days leading up to your move. If you wait until the last minute, you may find yourself with too many items on hand and not enough time or resources to get rid of them in time. 

Save money

This is a pretty simple benefit of decluttering, but one of the most important. Decluttering before your move saves you money in moving fees and packing supplies that you would otherwise be spending to move those unwanted items to your new home. 

Earn money

There are so many different ways to get rid of unwanted items that can actually put money into your pocket. List your unwanted items on places like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to see if anyone is interested in taking them off of your hands. Another classic way to save money by decluttering? Host a yard sale! 

Help Others

When going through the process of getting rid of your clutter, consider getting in touch with local charity organizations that can pick up your unwanted items, or give you information on where to drop them off. Whether it is your local women’s shelter or a local thrift store, you’re saving those items from the landfill and helping someone else along the way. 

There are so many more reasons to declutter besides simplifying your move. You get the chance to reinvent your home and create more living space for you and your family while helping our your wallet and the community along the way.