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Eight tips for decluttering your home before moving to NYC


Moving to NYC? That must be great. Especially, if you are moving to Brooklyn. The borough has been U.Santini’s moving and storage home for more than eighty years. But we all know that moving can be a pretty challenging process, but decluttering your home before moving to NYC can be even more challenging. But, going through the time-consuming, (and sometimes painful) process of decluttering can have a big impact on the price of your move. If you take the time to dispose of all the clutter/junk in your current apartment you will get a lot of benefits.

Benefits of decluttering

Here is the list of benefits you could get by decluttering your home before moving to NYC:

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If you have already decided to relocate to NYC, the first thing you need to do is you need to start decluttering your home for an easier relocation process.
  • Save money on your moving cost – Your move will take less time, so you will pay less for it. If you are moving across the country and are billed by the pound then your load will be lighter. If you are paying a flat rate for your move then your flat rate will be smaller as you will move less stuff to your new place.
  • Save money on packing supplies – If you are self-packing your home, you will need to buy fewer packing supplies from your moving company. You can always contact long-distance movers Brooklyn to get information about packing supplies and packing services.
  • You will spend much less time unpacking and organizing your new home. And, we all know that time is money.

Here you can find a lot of important things if you want to relocate, let’s start

1. Start early

Decluttering, organizing, and getting rid of your junk is time-consuming. Don’t leave it to the last minute. It will become a nightmare for you and your family. Try to arrange your belongings and get rid of unwanted items months before the move date. Make a plan and stick to it. You can go over your apartment room by room, closet by closet, and methodically throw away everything that you don’t need, or that you haven’t used at all in the last year. We always recommend you to contact moving companies NYC as early as you can.

2. Throw, donate and sell for decluttering your home before moving to NYC

Some of the things that you don’t use might be valuable. You might need to get rid of good quality furniture, an extra set of antique cutlery, or some old travel posters that have been kept folded in your cupboard for the last fifteen years. These items might be worth enough to get some professional help in selling them. Talk to an antique appraiser before getting rid of or donating any antiques you have. The appraiser might be able to recommend the proposed channel to sell these items. If you don’t know any appraisers, then contact the “Appraisers Association of America”. They will be able to recommend a qualified and trusted appraiser for your items. Whatever can not be sold in a garage sale should go to the local goodwill store or to the landfill.

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Donating stuff to charities and organizations is a great way to get rid of your unwanted stuff.

3. Get professional help with decluttering your home before moving to NYC

Sometimes the task is just too big. If you see that you are spending time and effort, but your apartment still looks very cluttered, maybe you should bring a professional declutterer to help you go through the process. There are many companies in NYC that specialize in decluttering. Costs vary between $60 to $200 an hour for a decluttering company to come and toss away your stuff. If you find it hard to find a reputable company in your area, then contact the National association for professional organizers.

So, these are some basic tips that will help you declutter your home before moving to NYC. It is definitely a daunting task, but it is definitely doable. Just take it one step at a time and you will be able to get rid of all of the unnecessary items in your home. But always have in mind that you can contact some of the moving companies to get free moving quotes Brooklyn for the best possible experience.


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