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Decluttering Before a Move

Moving home can be stressful. There's moving vans to organise, a new home to arrange, packing to do and unpacking to do later on - but you can make it easier on yourself in the weeks leading up to your big move! Most people are collectors; buying new things whenever they're out and about and bringing them into their homes to gather dust, never to see the light of day again - it's these items that make packing and moving so stressful! But what can you do about it? Well, today we're going to be talking about decluttering your home before a move, to give yourself the opportunity to make your moving process as simple and stress free as possible.


Moving home can be stressful. There’s moving vans to organise, a new home to arrange, packing to do and unpacking to do later on – but you can make it easier on yourself in the weeks leading up to your big move! Most people are collectors; buying new things whenever they’re out and about and bringing them into their homes to gather dust, never to see the light of day again – it’s these items that make packing and moving so stressful! But what can you do about it? Well, today we’re going to be talking about decluttering your home before a move, to give yourself the opportunity to make your moving process as simple and stress free as possible.

Decluttering your home before a move

Decluttering is as simple as removing to items from your home which no longer serve a purpose, or bring value into your life. If you have a family of four and thirty-odd plates, you’re not going to need all of them! Getting rid of some of these plates is a form of decluttering – and it’ll make packing easier when you come to moving house. Here are some tips for giving your home an effective declutter and making your moving process easier!

  • Go room by room. Taking things one room at a time makes the whole process easier on you, because you won’t have your whole house up in the air at the same time. Start with the kitchen, and move around the house. Don’t forget the bathroom, or the kids’ bedrooms!
  • Be ruthless. If you haven’t used something in 6 months+, then you’re probably not going to use it. Keep things in perspective and don’t keep hold of bits just in case, just chuck it out!
  • Chuck out things that are broken, things that have been waiting forever to be repaired or things that don’t fit your style aesthetic anymore. These are things that probably aren’t going to get much love, and it’ll make it easier on you to get rid of it now rather than later.
  • Pack as you go! If you’re going to be moving any time soon, then pack up the things you’re keeping as you go. Of course, leave out the things you need to live, but get everything else packed away in labelled boxes ready to be moved on moving day.
  • Don’t neglect the wardrobe. So many of us have loads of clothes that don’t get worn and are just gathering dust in the wardrobe. These are a pain to move and take up so much space that you could do without filling. Have a clear out before you start packing and get rid of anything you’ve not worn in a while, that doesn’t fit properly, or that just isn’t fit for purpose anymore. Do the same with your bed linen, curtains and bath towels too – save yourself some space!

Real Estate, redefined

If you’re looking for a brand new home after decluttering your old one and moving out, then our brilliant team here at Domobase can help. We put you directly in touch with the people that matter during your home buying process; first class Real Estate Agents and Landlords. All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile, telling us a little bit about what you’re looking for. Once you’ve done this, we’ll pass your details on to up to three Real Estate professionals, who will get in touch within a few days and show you a brilliant range of properties that suit your requirements.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.