How to declutter your Midtown Toronto home after moving

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You have just moved to Midtown Toronto and you want your new home to have a more minimalistic approach? The majority of us form some sort of sentimental relationship with our possessions. In truth, everyone has even a bit of junk lying around the house. It might be more than a little. Although household clutter seems relatively harmless, it can actually lower your productiveness and make you feel stressed. Thus to declutter your Midtown Toronto home means to take care of yourself. We are here to help you on your way to a cleaner home and a clearer mind. And remember, there’s no shame in having a cluttered house sometimes. Whether you are a bit of a collector and a hoarder, or you’ve just been depressed, it’s alright. You’re not alone. Whatever the reason, the important thing is that you are going to have a fresh start soon.

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If you declutter your Midtown Toronto home, you will feel better.

How to declutter your Midtown Toronto home?

Before you get started, we suggest that you make a plan to declutter your Midtown Toronto home. Starting with specific goals can help you reduce frustration and roadblocks. Why don’t you start with writing down or drawing a map of all the rooms and targeting the “clutter hot spots”. To help you decide what to tackle first, give each of those spaces a grade based on the severity of the clutter. And then we will slowly start tackling one space at a time.

Where to start?

Decluttering room-by-room means giving yourself more time to get the job done properly. Start with the area that got the highest grade. It will probably be the kitchen or a family room. Now you need to start looking through what you’ve got there. And then the game of deciding what to keep, toss and donate begins. If you realize that you need to pack up and get some of the stuff to a different location, maybe a friend’s house or a homeless shelter, but you don’t have the time and energy for it, you can contact Midtown Toronto movers to help you out. The reason why you should prioritize one room at a time is so that you start feeling the positive effects of having a cleaner space as soon as possible! Once you finish with one room, the rest will get so much easier!

A woman trying to declutter her Midtown Toronto home
Start with decluttering one area at a time.

Creating a sorting system

Before starting to go through everything, you should get three large boxes and label each one. You can order this high-quality packing material here on Professional Movers Canada‘s website.  This is a so-called “Three-Box Method”. One box is for the things you want to keep, the other is for the things you are donating. And the last one is garbage. When you start going through your stuff, you should pull them out one by one. When looking at each thing, there are two questions you need to ask yourself:

  1. Am I using this on a daily basis?
  2. Does this item add any sort of value to my life?

In Toronto, there are many housing shelters and charities that accept all sorts of donations. Look up Canada Helps and decide where you would like your donation box to go. This is your chance to make an impact in your new town for a good cause.

Purging your house of the clutter

All your clothes, shoes, and other household items in good condition you can donate to a number of local charities. But what should you do with the rest of them? There’s a saying that goes something like this: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. If you’re up to the task, hosting a garage sale is a good way to make some money off your clutter. See if there is a designated garage sale date for your neighborhood and prepare your items for sale. Everything else that is not in a good enough condition for donation or sale, you should recycle.

5 essential tips for decluttering

It’s very important to mentally prepare for the purge of your house. If you find that you’re feeling guilty about getting rid of so much stuff, we have five tips that will hopefully make it a little bit easier. Once you clear out all the junk, you will be able to move or sell some of your furniture as well. Think about all the space you will have. You can contact furniture movers Toronto if you want to move some of your furniture when you are done or put it in storage. Now let’ move on with the tips:

  1. The 80/20 Rule. 80% of the time, we generally only use 20% of the things we own. Your mission is to get rid of the things you don’t use 80% of the time.
  2. Check if the item works. Get rid of everything that doesn’t work properly.
  3. Think of the last time you needed it. If it wasn’t in the last six months, you don’t need it.
  4. Ask yourself if you love it. If it has significant sentimental value, you are allowed to keep it.
  5. Sleep on it. Once you have decided what you want to get rid of, go to sleep. By the morning, you will know if there is something you want to put back in the keep pile.
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Always check if your items are working before closing them up in a box for donation.

We hope that you will be able to successfully declutter your home soon. But if all this talk of packing things up and moving has you stressed, remember that you can always have someone else do it. Allow us to handle it for you. Our local movers Toronto offers premium, full-service moving packages that will make your move and ways to declutter your Midtown Toronto home a whole lot easier. We hope that your now new and organized house will keep you motivated and guide you to create a home that supports your ideal lifestyle.

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