Do 3 months Before Your Move
Make decisions on what you will
keep, giveaway, sell or donate.
Don't start with the idea of how
much you can fit into your new home
but rather which of your belongings
is most important to you. Focus on
creating space around these items.
Simplicity rather than clutter
should always be the rule.
Leaving your loving legacy
1. What to Keep
Identify 5 items that absolutely
must accompany you to your new home.
Decide which items hold the most
sentimental value for you. Select
pieces of furniture that will be
used on a regular basis and could
possible serve double function. A
storage chest or trunk that could
serve as storage as well as a coffee
2. What to Giveaway
Start the de-clutter process by
sorting through your belongings.
Limit yourself to 2 hours a day.
Give heirlooms to children and other
relatives. Share your stories of the
item with them and why the item is
prized. Take time to savor the
memories connected to the items you
are releasing. Begin to leave your
3. What to Sell
Plan on having an estate sale. Our
estate sale coordinator can provide
a variety of services including
value of items to be sold, prepare
items for sale, advertise the sale,
and handle the sale. We are
objective experts in assisting with
your home liquidation process.
4. What to Donate
This will be items you don't need
but someone else can use.
This will be items no one wants or
Start to release the "stuff" in your
life. Do an assessment of your
personal belongings. Review all of
your belongings - including the
items in your kitchen cabinet, and
the clothes in your closet. Ask
yourself if each of your things
still has a useful purpose in your
life. If not, think about passing
the item on to someone who can use
it. If you haven't used or worn it
in the past 2 years, it's time to
let it go. Items with high
sentimental value are exempt from
this rule as long as you don't
Begin sorting and clearing in the
areas of the house that you are not
currently using. Start by sorting
the basement, the attic, the rooms
that will least disruptive to
Start with the large items in each
room and work your way down to the
small items. This will show you
quicker progress and keep you
motivated during the process.
The goal is to get rid of as much stuff as possible as you
work through the downsizing process.
It's never too early to begin.
Before leaving your current home for
the last time, pack a last box for
both you and your pets. A last box
contains all of the items you will
need as soon as you arrive in your
new home. A telephone, your address
book, medicine, toiletries, etc. For
your pet, food, dishes, medicine and
a toy. On move day be sure to keep
on your regular meal schedule and
that someone you trust can be there
to assist you and the movers.
Please contact us at (678) 476-6666 or visit our
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discuss how we can make your next move a Smooth Mooove!
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