When you’ve found your ideal home, successfully placed an offer on it, and purchased your homeowner’s title insurance – you may find yourself wondering what your next step should be. A move to your new home may signify that it’s time to let go of personal belongings, furniture, and items you no longer need in order to speed up your moving process. By taking a walk through your current home, you can take a mental note of what items you’re ready to purge through our pre-move decluttering guide.
Walk Through Your Home and Take Notes
Since you’ve been living in your home for so many years, you’ve likely been turning a blind eye to cluttered corners filled with outdated knick-knacks, furniture that’s become worn, or clothing that’s been sitting untouched in the back of your closet. By walking through your home and taking a note of items that you find yourself able to part with in each room, you can create a plan to purge and declutter your house prior to moving. So long, athletic jackets from the 1980s and outdated technology!
Tackle Each Room One Day at a Time
There’s no need to feel as though you have to empty out your entire home in one day. Instead, create a timeline leading up to your moving day in order to tackle each room one at a time. In doing so, you can strategically pull items from each room one day at a time without becoming overwhelmed by the decluttering process. For individuals who have lived in their homes for a long period of time, you may want to pull contractor bags for donation items or determine whether a piece of furniture can be successfully sold on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Some companies, like Habitat for Humanity, will even schedule to pick up furniture that’s in good condition for you.
Donate, Sell, or Get Rid of Items
This process is usually the hardest for people who are moving. Getting rid of items you’ve owned for a long period of time can be an emotional but equally freeing process when you consider the fact that you’ll be moving into a freshly decluttered, new home.
A Title Company You Can Trust: Colony Title
At Colony Title, we will help you through the process of getting your property’s title and help you avoid the pitfalls of hidden costs while you buy your home. We are also well trained in identifying any and all errors in public records and helping you resolve them. We specialize in real estate title insurance in both Maryland and Washington, D.C., and we will perform an expert title search, check through all past documentation, and examine records for any fraud or forgery. For more information on how we can get you into the home of your dreams, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 884-1160. To get more updates on housing markets and how to get into your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.