How to Declutter Before Moving without Feeling Guilty

Whether you’re relocating to another state or country or to a new home just a few blocks away. Moving is an excellent opportunity to declutter your home and start fresh and organized.

Decluttering and organizing before moving is also a great way to bring harmony to your new living space. But not only that; home organization can help bring joy and peace to your new space.

Most of us have a hard time throwing things away, either because we believe that we might use them in the future, or we are emotionally attached to them. However, research shows that hoarding may reduce the quality of life, cause health hazards, and even lead to mental health concerns such as stress and anxiety.

You don’t need to have compulsive hoarding issues to experience the decline in the quality of your safety, health, and life in general caused by clutter.

Benefits of Decluttering and Home Cleanness

We all want our kids to grow in a safe and clean environment, don’t we? A grimy house is germ-friendly and, as such, can impact your family’s health. Also, collections of items around the house can be a safety hazard. Finally, mess and dirt don’t make your home look very appealing.

You don’t want to continue this trend when starting fresh in a new house. So, take advantage of your move and declutter before moving without feeling guilty.

Clean House Provides Safety

Decluttered homes don’t represent a risk for children and other family members. Clean and organized rooms make it easy to navigate through your house safely, which is particularly important if you have small children who are starting to walk or disabled family members.

Besides, dust mites and mold collected in textiles and items around your home can cause allergies and asthma. Keeping your house clean, you’re reducing the possibility of allergy reactions and asthma-related problems.

Decluttered House Promotes Relaxation and Happiness

With all the chaos in the outside world, there is no need to bring disorder into our homes. Our lives are already hectic enough. A clean home can help you relax, de-stress, and enjoy a peaceful time with your family. Also, house tidiness can make you feel happier and more satisfied. 

Clean Home = Reduced Stress

Digging out the pile of clothes or shoes in the morning can cause your day to start with fatigue and stress. Not to mention that clutter serves as a constant reminder that there is work that needs to be done, which increases stress and tension.

A clean and tidy house promotes relaxation, safety, and calmness. Also, clean and decluttered homes feel cozy and inviting. Furthermore, an organized home is time and money saver. But most importantly, living in a clean house or condo promotes calmness, mental health, and happiness.

How to Organize Your New Home?

Research shows that there is a link between life in a disorganized, cluttered space and feelings of dissatisfaction, fatigue, and anxiety. Organizing your new home will improve your mood, help feel satisfied with your choices, and boost your productivity.

The first step in organizing your home is to identify any unnecessary items and get rid of them.

You can donate these items to the local charity, pass them down to family and friends, or offer them to neighbors through a garage sale.

Focusing on unnecessary items in your house is also a great way to practice mindfulness, as actively noticing things around you is at the core of mindfulness practice.

Make Decluttering Your Weekly (or Monthly) Habit

Day-to-day chores often delay our decision to take time and organize our homes. So, try to make a schedule and set aside time to clean and declutter. When you make it a habit, organizing your home will become natural and won’t allow for unnecessary items to pile up.

Try getting your whole family involved by starting a tradition. After the house is clean and tidy, we all go for a treat?

New Habits For Your New Home

Once you moved to a new and decluttered home, make sure not to collect redundant items anymore. Resist the temptation to buy things you don’t need.

Introduce mood-lifting habits such as gardening, leaving your kitchen clean before bedtime, or making your bed each morning. Encourage other family members to take care of their rooms and shared living spaces. Keeping your new home decluttered and organized will make everyone happy.

Bring In Some Greens

The benefits of plants and greenery are myriad. Plants enrich living spaces, spark creativity, and work as natural anti-stressors. Greenery and indoor plants have the power to augment the feeling of aesthetics, calmness, and harmony, reduce levels of rumination and ease anxiety, provide oxygen, and reduce airborne dust levels in your home. 

Our living space impacts how we feel, think and behave. Living in a clean and organized space can encourage you to adopt other healthy habits and make your life happier and less stressful.

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