Spark Joy and cut your moving costs by 30%
Are you preparing to move into a new home or apartment and scared at the thought of lugging those boxes, belongings and clothes? Hiring a professional mover is the first step to easing your fears of moving everything, however, before you make the call to get moving quotes, try this first.
Go through your home, room by room, and do the Marie Kondo’ing thing.
You may have heard the phrase but don’t know exactly what that entails or were scared to even start the process.
Here’s a simplified guide to letting go of those items which don’t ‘spark joy’ and cutting your belongings by almost 1/3rd!
- Tidy all at once
Don’t go after your home one room per day, instead make the time one entire weekend to go through each and every room in the house.
- Visualize the destination
Before something gets thrown out or kept, try to visualize what your lifestyle will look like. Do you want to live in a super-organized, categorized home with many baskets and furniture with dual purposes or one that is minimalist with fresh flowers on the tables?
- Determine if the item ‘sparks joy’
Does your wooden handled spatula with scratches and a strange bend give you happiness? You need to feel that the items give you a feeling of love and enjoyment versus functionality and usefulness. Use your emotions to decide if you’re going to keep something or toss it.
- Tidy by categories, not location.
Clothes are a category, eating is a category as you may have china in the dining room and your daily dishes in the kitchen. Keep like items together in the same place.
- Tidy in order
Kondo has come up with the ideal order in which you should tidy up which is first clothes, then books, papers, miscellaneous and then sentimental.
Everything you keep has a place. You’ll put all your clothes on the floor and sort through them, all the books you own in one spot and sort through them and keep only the ones which spark joy, etc. Your papers will all live in one place in your home. No more piles or stacking items.
To find out more about the Kondo method, click here.
Once you’ve gone through your home and cleared the clutter, call Hercules Movers at 610-647-7032 for your moving quote.