Living in one spot for any length of time means that you get comfortable. When you get comfortable, you tend to start collecting creature comforts. These odds and ends start to build up over time, and when you find yourself moving house again, you may need to declutter.

Just the word “declutter” is enough to render some people catatonic. It’s not really the most enjoyable process; or at least it’s somewhat of a nightmare if you don’t go into it with an open mind. The accumulation of useless possessions is inevitable. Getting rid of excess stuff presents a unique opportunity to clear out your mind as much as your boxes.

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Here Are 3 Reasons to Declutter Before a Big Move

Save Yourself Some Money

When you hire a professional moving company, you know that your quote depends largely on the amount of “stuff” that needs moving. Your boxes are going to be measured by weight as well as dimension. The more you take with you to your new place, the more you’ll pay. Try to get rid of any items you haven’t used in a while. If you really want it, you should be happy to pay for it. If you think it’s too expensive to schlep a particular item from one location to the next, turf it.

Save on Packing Time

The more you own, the more time you’ll need to spend on packing. When you get right down to it, packing up a house is incredibly time-consuming. There’s no reason to waste precious times on bits and bobs you’ll never use again. Why spend extra hours squeezing useless items into stacks of boxes when you could be focusing on more important things?

Make Some Extra Cash

You’d be surprised at how many people might be on the hunt for items you never actually use. Moving house is expensive, so if you can make a little extra money, you’re in the winning seat. Host a garage sale or try to sell a few bits and pieces online. It’s easy to list household items on online auction sites, and if you’re lucky enough to have a few collector’s items in there, you could make a pretty penny.