Feb 01, 2022

How to declutter to sell your home

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Often, it's only when you're moving house and uprooting everything you own that you realise the sheer quantity of clutter that you have. There is no feeling quite like shedding the weight of piles of clutter before you start afresh in your new home.

When the time comes to crop your clutter, it can be tricky to decide what to keep and what to get rid of and when you have made a decision, what to actually do with your unwanted stuff. So, we’ve put together a short checklist to offer you a small helping hand in your big move!

1. Have a plan in place and stick to it

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Like with any great endeavour, it’s good to start with a plan and some good old rules. Setting yourself rules can be tough but if you stick to them, deciding what goes and what moves with you will become a thousand times easier. Start by dividing your stuff into categories of the things you use/want and the things you don’t use/want. Take your bookshelves for example, when you are trying to slim down your tidal wave of books, splitting them into piles that you’ve already read and ones that you haven’t got around to reading yet is a quick way of freeing up a good wedge of space.

When it comes to clothes, empty your cupboards and wardrobes and get rummaging! Who knows, you might find some real gems in the dark depths of your bottom draw.

Time can be a crucial factor when looking to declutter before a big move because schedules and deadlines can change so often. So it’s a good idea to make sure you have set yourself a plan and stick to a time frame.

2. Recruit some happy helpers

What is one of the few things that can make such a monumental task that little bit easier? Help. As they say, many hands make light work, so grab a couple of friends to help you with your move. Having a pair of outside eyes can come in very handy when you are stuck trying to decide what to keep and what to get rid of.

Now, once you have decided what you are keeping and what served its purpose, you have to figure out what you are going to do with all that stuff that hasn’t made the cut. Fear not, we have got you covered! Check out the options below for a few ways to make the most out of your clutter.

3. Sell your unwanted stuff

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If you have ever moved house, you will know that it can quite be an expensive task. So why not ease the financial burden by selling your clutter? Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s easier than you might think.

No matter what you have to sell there are companies willing to pay big bucks for your stuff, even if you don’t want it anymore, someone else might. Sites like Shpock, Depop and Vinted are all great for earning a little cash for your old clothes, WeBuyBooks is a fantastic and ridiculously easy way to make some cash from you unwanted books, offering great prices for your books, CD’s, DVD’s and video games.

Don’t want to list everything online and then wait for it to sell? Well, why not take care of this problem in one fell swoop? A great way to shift a large amount of your stuff all in one go, with minimal effort on your part is by hosting an open house. All you have must do is get together everything that you are hoping to sell, label them up and make it known to whomever you would like to buy your stuff.

4. Donate things to charity

Should you not want to sell your stuff you will always have the option of donating your old stuff. There are so many individuals and companies out there that are always looking for donations. The beauty of donating is that you will know that whatever happens to your old stuff, it will be going to a good cause. Donations are a great option for a whole plethora of household stuff from clothes to kitchen supplies.

So, there’s a quick guide on how to effectively declutter your home as the big move looms ever closer. We hope this helped and don’t forget to check out the WeBuyBooks website for a great deal on your unwanted books!

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