If the thought of decluttering and organizing all of your possessions before a move sends you into a panic, don’t worry. Take a few deep breaths and know that you are not alone in feeling totally overwhelmed. After years of accumulating possessions, sorting through and organizing all of your things before moving can be a daunting process. As the premiere St. Louis moving company, A.Frisella Moving & Storage understands all of the emotions and practicalities that go into your move. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for decluttering your home before you move!

●  Start Early - Getting rid of years’ worth of clutter can be a lengthy process, and you want to be sure you have plenty of time to devote to this task. The ideal time to start decluttering is when you list your home. Seriously! A home that is clear of clutter is more attractive to potential buyers and taking the time to declutter at this early stage of the moving process frees up your time for packing and other moving chores right before moving day.

●  Sort into Four Categories - There are sure to be plenty of things that you will want to keep, but you may be surprised to find out how many items you simply have no use for anymore. Moving means that you are cleaning out every nook and cranny of your home and it’s crazy how many things can get lost and forgotten about. Designate a space for your possessions and sort them into a “keep” category, a “donate” category, a “toss” category and a “sell” category.

●  Remove Items ASAP - Once you have all of your items sorted, remove those that you aren’t keeping as soon as you are able. Don’t wait until right before moving day - you will have enough to worry about at that time and you don’t want to add to your stress. Find local charities, like Goodwill or the Salvation Army, and drop off your donations as soon as you’ve sorted and organized them. Hold a garage sale a few weeks before you plan on moving to unload as much of your “sale” pile as possible, and if anything is left over, you can always make another run to your charity of choice.

Don’t be scared by the thought of decluttering your home! Start the process nice and early and grab some friends or family members to help you out! For more tips on moving with less stress, contact the leading St. Louis moving company, A. Frisella Moving & Storage. Give us a call today to speak with one of our friendly associates about your upcoming move, or fill out our convenient online form to request a free estimate!