The publication of several different types of housekeeping and lifestyle books over the past decade has led many people to consider decluttering their lives. They have decided to downsize in some way or another. Many people just want less stuff and more open space, while others are actually downsizing to a smaller living space. Whatever the case may be, you need to follow a few steps to make sure the process goes smoothly.
One of the best things you can do is to work systematically. Hiring house clearance services in Salisbury is a good step. After that, you need to start going through what is staying and what is going. Many people think to move room by room; however, it’s generally easier to move around based on categories of items. Here are a few suggested categories:
- Books, music, and movies
- Home goods such as kitchen tools, kitchen appliances, and cleaning implements
- Maintenance items such as tools and spare parts from appliances
- Large furniture such as desks, chairs, couches, and television stands
- Small items that are difficult to categorise
Use a Tagging System
If you don’t intend to actually gather the items and move them yourself, you should hire clearance experts to help you. However, they won’t know what stays and what goes. That’s what a tagging system is for. The easiest way to do it is with green, red, and yellow stickers. A green sticker is for an item that is definitely going. Red is for an item that stays, and yellow is for an item you haven’t made a decision about yet.