Many of our clients have contacted us recently to help with the whole process of getting ready for a move. From preparing the house to put on the market, to getting everything in order for the actual move. We have developed a process that helps things go as smoothly as possible. Here are a few of the steps we use:
First, go through the home and decide on the large pieces of furniture. Which ones will definitely be going with and which ones are questionable. Make a list of the items you know you want to sell, donate and trash. Make arrangements to get these items out as soon as possible (provided you will not need them to stage the house).
Next, tackle the smaller items room by room. Go through everything, and I mean everything, to make sure you still love it and use it. This is the perfect time to get rid of items the kids have not used in years or that wedding gift you received twenty years ago and is still in the package! Take items to donate, consignment store or trash.
The final step is to make sure all "like" items are sorted together and ready for the packing process. This will make it so much easier on the other end.
No time to do all these steps? No worries, you can always contact a professional organizer at your destination city and have them help you sort it all out then.