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3 Tips For Decluttering Your Home Before The Big Move

Is a cluttered house adding to the stress of your relocation? Here are some simple and easy tips from our professional Calgary movers on how to declutter your home before moving.

Moving can be a very stressful period, as it involves the hassle of changing addresses, getting your utilities lined up, and figuring out how to move your heavy and expensive furniture.

Hiring a professional moving company is one of the most affordable and convenient ways to streamline the moving process and eliminate any challenges you might face. Our Calgary movers will:

  • Keep your valuables safe
  • Lower your risk of injury
  • Lower your relocation costs
  • Provide basic insurance coverage in the event that your items are lost or damaged
  • Make your move shorter and more efficient

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Whether you are moving into your dream home, or a new office, our professional moving company will get all your belongings transported safely and quickly.

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Tips for Decluttering Your Home Before the Big Move

If you are about to move into a new home, there is one thing you ABSOLUTELY must do before packing: declutter. Not only will this ensure your new place is neat and tidy, but it will also significantly reduce your moving costs!

Here are some helpful tips on how to declutter before a big move:


Because packing up all of your belongings and making your moving arrangements will take up a lot of your time and energy, it’s important to get started on decluttering as early as you can. This gives you time to sell items online or drive them to a consignment store.

The biggest advantage? Decluttering in advance spreads out the task and makes it feel like less work than it actually is! Also, the fewer belongings you have, the easier it will be for you to move and it will save you time, money and stress later on.

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When it comes to parting with your belongings, make sure you know all of your options: donating, selling and throwing away.

Here is a basic guideline to help you decide what to do with your items:

  • Throw away any belongings that are broken, stained, torn or unusable
  • Donate old clothes, CDs and DVDs, kitchen supplies, knicknacks
  • Sell big ticket items such as your TV, other electronics, and furniture

MOVING TIP: Have three labeled boxes with you throughout the decluttering process so that you can sort the items as you go.



Before you begin cleaning up, remember to gather up all of your organizational and packing materials - you’re going to be using them for moving day anyway! These include:

  • Packing tape
  • Black markers
  • Labels
  • Cardboard boxes

Another huge help? Clear plastic bins are a great packing tool and work well for small items such as office supplies and batteries.  You can see what’s inside and they’re easily stackable, to save space.


Top Things to Toss Out When Moving

Here are some common items that you most definitely need to throw out before calling your moving company:

  • Expired food: Food way past its sell-by date and expired or unwanted medication should not come with you to your new home.
  • Unused clothing: Fashion trends and waistlines change. If you haven’t worn something in a year, consider donating it before you move.
  • Past paperwork: ATM and bank deposit receipts can be thrown out after a year and tax returns  three years after you file. REMEMBER: Keep your birth and marriage certificates in a separate box so you don’t mistakenly throw them out!
  • Books and magazines: Books are heavy and difficult to move. If you’ve read them and won’t read them again, consider donating to your local library.


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To find out more about how our Calgary moving company can help you declutter and move with ease, contact our office at 403-540-4393 or fill in our online contact form.

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