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Decluttering, Home Staging, and Storage Solutions for an Organized Move

So, you’ve made the decision to move. Congratulations! It’s sure to be an exciting time filled with anticipation. But over the next few months, you’ll be busy planning the logistics of your relocation. You’ll have a lot of things to consider, including how to declutter to minimize packing, staging your home for showings, and looking into storage for things you can’t move right away. With the help of a skilled residential moving and storage company, you can learn how to make the most of your space. 

The experienced team at Maffucci Moving & Storage has been assisting customers with relocations for more than 100 years. Over that time, we’ve perfected our moving methods and provided seamless moves for countless individuals and families. Maffucci is ready to offer you valuable advice and the manpower to load and unload your truck. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.  

Best Decluttering Strategies 

One of the first things you should do in preparation for your move is begin decluttering. Take advantage of this opportunity to purge your house of things you don’t use. Downsizing your belongings is key to streamlining the moving process and, as a plus, is a great chance to give back to your community by donating to food pantries, shelters, and community efforts like Move For Hunger 

When starting the decluttering process, it’s important to have goals. Set an amount you want to donate, dedicate a portion of your time each day to sorting, and go room-by-room to minimize messes. Maffucci’s decluttering tips include: 

• Start with the room/items you use the least   

• Have a realistic deadline  

• Avoid making a “maybe” pile  

• Try not to linger on memories 

• Sort belongings into three piles (keep, donate, discard, shred, sell, recycle) 

• Utilize the KonMari or 20 rule method  

• Pack as you go  

• Hire professional help (if all else fails) 

Eco-Friendly Solutions 

If you’re environmentally conscious, you can downsize that way easily. Upcycling is a great option for larger items like old furniture or objects you’re unsure what to do with, like that old suitcase you’ve had forever. Other ways you can minimize your eco-impact while moving include: 

• Choosing sustainable packing materials  

• Contacting local museums, libraries, or galleries to donate books, photographs, or figurines  

• Donating fabrics or art supplies to local schools, daycares, and art centers 

• Listing items on a nonprofit site  

• Giving building materials and tools to Habitat for Humanity ReStore 

• Checking with recycling agencies that maintain donation drop-off lists 

• Using a residential storage unit if you can’t move it all at once  

Benefits of Decluttering Before Moving 

Packing can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you end up moving items you’ll just throw away once you unpack. This is where decluttering comes in handy. Decluttering before a move will help streamline the process and save you time, energy, and money in the long run. Since most moving companies charge by the hour, the less you have for them to handle, the more you’ll be able to pocket. Benefits of decluttering include: 

• Staying organized 

• Reducing required storage space 

• Prioritizing possessions  

• Increasing your home’s value by 3-5%, according to the National Association of Realtors 

• Making your home more appealing to buyers 

• Faster selling times  

• Boosts your mental health  

• Allows for a fresh start in your new home 

Flawless Home Staging Tips 

In preparing for your move, it’s important to consider how your current home will be presented to potential buyers. To get attention from homebuyers, the house should be decorated to showcase its best features and be depersonalized, allowing them to envision their own life there. The Real Estate Staging Association reports that homes that are staged well spend 73% less time on the market compared to others. Follow our outlined tips for a home staging experience that will wow.  

• Use minimal home staging furniture  

• Maximize curb appeal 

• Give rooms a facelift 

• Show off storage space 

• Clean thoroughly 

• Light candles for pleasant smells 

• Add color to brighten things up 

• Show off your lighting  

Unbeatable Storage Solutions 

Even if you’ve gotten rid of a lot of stuff, you still might need a storage solution. Maximizing your space is crucial if your new place is smaller than your old one. Coming up with innovative storage solutions is key to ensuring the best use of your time and energy during the move. Try using storage bins, shelves, baskets, and furniture with built-in storage to make the most of your space. It’s also worth thinking about renting a storage unit for temporary storage.  

Space Optimization in the New Home 

Once you’ve moved into your new place, it’s time to think about how you can optimize your space. Creative storage solutions will be important in accommodating your belongings in a small place. Our team can help you efficiently utilize every inch of your space and give helpful ideas on changing things up if you get bored with your layout at another time. Helpful tips for optimizing your new home include: 

• Using an open plan to maximize space and light  

• Adding bold wallpaper  

• Using vertical space (ex. Floor-to-ceiling shelves, hanging cabinets, wall-mounted storage) 

• Trying out floating furniture  

• Using shelving to divide rooms into distinct areas 

• Buying multi-purpose furniture (ex. loft bed with desk underneath) 

• Using minimal furniture in entryways  

• Keeping large furniture away from walls creates depth  

• Using neutral or bright colors to give the illusion of a bigger space 

• Taking advantage of windows and natural light  

For a Seamless Move, Choose Maffucci Moving & Storage 

When you’re moving and have no idea how to manage the logistics of decluttering, staging, and storage simultaneously, we can provide you with an all-in-one solution. Maffucci’s full-service movers have provided the tri-state area with quality moving support for over 10 decades. We believe in going above and beyond handling the mere logistics to ensure that every step, from decluttering to storage, is handled with care and precision.  

Our team will share valuable decluttering, home staging, and storage tips to ensure your move is as stress-free as possible. Maffucci Moving & Storage promises personalized, high-quality relocation services to each customer, whether you’re moving down the street or across the state.  

Contact us for a free moving estimate today.  

By maffuccimoving May 20, 2024