If you are starting to plan a move, you may have come to the realization that you have more than you want to move to your new home. Over the years, we all tend to accumulate quite the collection of possessions that can clutter a new home and make the moving process longer and more costly. To help reduce the amount of time you need to move and to help save some money, it’s a good idea to consider lightening your load as much as possible before moving.

Getting rid of the things that you no longer need or use can help to make your move much easier and ensure your new home does not have any unnecessary clutter. In this article, our team of moving professionals at Bekins of South Florida will reveal what you can do to streamline your belongings for an easier, more affordable, and less stressful moving experience.

1) Create a Moving Timeline

The best and most organized moves are planned in advance, and most will utilize a moving calendar. A moving calendar will help you to put your time to good use in the weeks and days leading up to moving day.

A moving calendar should include a thorough schedule for sorting through your belongings and for packing whatever it is you’re taking with you. It should also include days for donating or selling unwanted items.

2) Sort and Separate

Separate your belongings into four piles: things you’re keeping, things you’re selling, things you’re donating, and trash. If you’re short on time and can’t sell your items before moving, consider renting temporary storage solutions to hold your belongings until they sell. 

3) Make it Easy to Let Go

It can be hard to let go of items that you no longer need, but doing so can be an important way to streamline your home and your life. One of the best ways to let go of things you no longer use is to evaluate items according to the frequency that you use them.

Aside from seasonal items like Christmas decorations or summer sporting equipment, you probably won’t miss anything you haven’t used in the last six months. You can also utilize storage services for things you can’t decide on—to give yourself some more time to think about keeping them or letting them go. Donating items to those in need is another way to feel better about letting things go, and can make the process easier for you if you’re having trouble with it.

4) Stay Consistent

Getting rid of clutter and things you don’t need is a great lifestyle tip in general—not just when we’re preparing to move. According to moving industry experts, the average American homeowner relocates eleven times in their lifetime, which can mean that your next move might not be your last one. Keeping your home free of junk and unused items throughout the year can make any future household moves a whole lot easier, so try and keep up the habit.

5) Hire Professional Movers

Moving is hard work and finding reliable and efficient help is a must. If your moving project has become too overwhelming and stressful, a reputable moving company can take over with swift, efficient actions that will make the process a lot easier, more affordable, and less stressful across the board. From the early planning stages and logistics coordination, to full-service packing and unpacking and more, a professional company will work according to your needs and budget to facilitate the moving process. 

Top-Rated Movers In South Florida

With over 50 years in the moving business, Bekins of South Florida has been offering local, international, and long-distance moving services for our customers in the greater South Florida area. We’re proud of our A+ rating from the BBB and of our numerous industry awards, including “Agent Of The Year” from Bekins Van Lines and “Best Moving Company” from Daily Business Reviews. 

If you are looking for an exceptional team of high quality, local and long-distance movers, our team at Bekins of South Florida is at your service. For more information or to request a free, in-home moving estimate, give us a call or fill out our quick and easy online form.