De-Cluttering – Putting Your Ducks In A Row Ahead Of Your Big Move


We all accumulate stuff we don’t use any more, I call it “just in case gear”.  We tend to keep it because one day we think that we may have need it for although its sat unlooked at, unused, unloved and maybe not even remembered for most if not all of the years that you’ve lived at your current address. That natural tendency doesn’t make you a hoarder.


Now that you’re moving it’s a great time to evaluate what to take with you. The polite word for this process is de-cluttering but in old money we called it disposing of junk.


Hanging onto redundant items has a monetary cost to you because removals are priced on a combination of volume, manpower and weight: so the more you move the higher the charge.


De-cluttering can also make you a little richer as what you no longer have a use for maybe exactly what someone else wants and with eBay and other similar sites it’s usually easy to find a buyer.


De-cluttering can also do a bit of good. Charity shops thrive on freebies from home movers and some will also collect free of charge. It’s a nice feeling helping those good causes.


A final option is to take to the tip what has minimal value be it cash or sentimental and you will be doing your bit to help save the planet by recycling your un-wanteds.


Should you need help transporting items headed for the tip consider asking your nearest Guild member for help. They may have a waste disposal licence or they will almost always know of a local company that has.


The time to be brave has arrived, bite the bullet and however reluctant you feel right now about getting rid, just do it. You know it makes sense!


Enjoy your new home.


The Guild Guru