When you are getting ready for a big move the simpler your life is, the easier the move will be. One of the biggest issues many people face when moving their Ottawa home is that their life is too complicated. Simplifying your life can be tricky, but will simplify your move.
As you remove those things that complicate your existence, you feel a weight lifted off your shoulders. Here are some tips for paring your life down to the essentials.
Cut Down the Clutter
The truth is, most of us have a lot of things we do not need. Whether they have sentimental value, or have just been a part of our lives for a long time, these items create clutter. Go through your home and decide what things you do not need.
In the event of a disaster, what important things you would take with you? When the time comes to pack for your big move, you will be thankful that you have eliminated the extras.
The Fast Clean
Every few days to a week, go through your home with a basket or box and do fast cleans. Put your home in order so that it would be presentable if a guest walked in. You may find even more unnecessary items that you can get rid of while doing so.
Make sure that everything is in its proper place, the laundry is done and put away. Hit the main living spaces like the kitchen and living room. These high-traffic areas can make your whole home feel warmer if they are kept in order.
With each change of seasons, four times a year, do major cleaning. Get rid of extra stuff that has built up over the past few months. Dust the shelves. Run the vacuum behind the furniture. Remove dust, dog and cat hair and debris.
A deep cleaning every season will help you to eliminate unnecessary extras if you pitch as you go. Clean out your filing cabinet, desk, closets and kitsch drawers. Remove expired food from your pantry. These kinds of major cleaning techniques will keep your life organized and lightweight.
Have a Garage Sale
Rather than simply throwing away those things that you are clearing out, host a garage sale. It can be easier to sell things than to throw them out. This is especially true if you have an emotional attachment to the items you are removing. As a bonus, you will make a few dollars!
Following these basic tips can help you to simplify your life. You will find yourself happier and better able to face the challenges of your day. Even better, when the time comes to call those Ottawa movers to transport your life to a new space, the process will be much easier. If you have less stuff to move, you will also have less to unpack. If you have cleaned everything before packing, you will not have to do it at your new home. If you are ready to start your big move, give us a call!