You’re relocating to another province and you’ve decided that it’s time to go through your belongings and get rid of a few things.

Except…you can’t. You keep finding things that you want or feel like you’ll need later on. From plastic cups to t-shirts from high school, you can’t decide what to throw out and keep!

De-cluttering your home before the big move is stressful. It’s not as easy as it sounds. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can’t do about those old Jimmy Choos or the worn-out socks from Dollarama.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can de-clutter your home for a stress-free move:

Use Two Separate Boxes

Divide your belongings into two separate boxes. One should be labeled “Things to Take” and the other, “Things to Give Away.”

Give yourself 5 minutes to analyze everything. Do you really need the shoes you wore to your high school dance? You’ve never worn them again. So, maybe it’s time to donate them? It’s time to give them away.

Do you need a new nightdress? If no, then put your current one in the “Things to Take” box!

Ask your family for help so you don’t end up taking everything.

Get Rid of Outdated Food/Medicine

Pasta, cereal boxes, prescription drugs—don’t pack them into a box. If they’re expired, it’s time to get rid of them. Make sure to dispose of medicine safely.

Remember, that you don’t need to pack everything. You need to pack essentials and things that you will need after you’ve moved to your new home.

Label Cardboard Boxes

Labeling cardboard boxes can help you become more organized. Don’t toss in your belongings into every box. Separate them box by box.

For example: pack your clothes in a suitcase and books in one box. You can label the box as “Books” so you know that your clothes are in the suitcase and the books in a certain box. Do this for crockery too and label it “Fragile.”

These are just a few ways you can de-clutter your home before you move. A moving service can help you pack properly and make everything easier.

If you’re looking for solutions for local and long distance moving, as well as storage and packing services in Winnipeg, there are various reliable options!

Wiebe’s Moving & Storage caters to residential and commercial moves. The company is known for providing extensive moving, packing and storage services within Winnipeg, as well as other provinces in Canada.