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PatienceAndLove 06-01-2008 11:34 PM

DH and I are moving soon, so I am holding off on the decluttering til I am packing. I seem to toss more when I am shoving stuff in boxes.

Anyone else that way?

Tradd 06-01-2008 11:36 PM

How soon are you moving? I'm moving in 3-5 months, so I've got plenty of time (but it's also just me), so I've pretty much already done my decluttering. Just have to stay on top of the danged paper!

cdahlgrd 06-02-2008 12:21 PM

I would start decluttering now. it is Horrible to open boxes at the new place and think, "Why did I ever move this. . . again!"

It will save you money and time and heartache if you start now (and you can always through lots more away while you are packing ).

PatienceAndLove 06-02-2008 11:49 PM

I am a practioner of the "do I need this? Nope."
*toss and move on to the next thing that needs to go in the box*

I am always suprised about how much trash gets generated when I move. And somehow, I make even more when I unpack.

stretchmark 06-04-2008 11:55 AM

I did that! It was crazy how much stuff there was and still is. We moved last year and even though a lot of effort was made to get rid of stuff, there is always more it seems.

hippiemum21580 06-04-2008 11:58 AM

I am moving this month and have been decluttering like CRAZY. Yesterday I got rid of 7 trash bags filled with clothes. And they all went to people who could really use them! I love that! You would not BELIEVE how much JUNK was in my storage closet outside on my balcony! *hangs head in shame*

doubledutch 06-04-2008 04:07 PM

start packing and decluttering RIGHT NOW. why not?!

superstella 06-04-2008 08:02 PM

I'm in the midst of it too. We just found out we're moving at the end of Aug. or first of Sept., and I started decluttering like MAD! Doesn't hurt that we're moving into a much (MUCH) smaller space so the decluttering needs to be done.

artparent 06-04-2008 10:14 PM

i think we're moving very soon too. any other tips than getting started on decluttering now? we won't be moving to our own space, yet, just staying with family for now, and probably spending time living in different places in the world. i'd love to get rid of a lot of stuff, but i'm not sure where to begin. i may sell a lot of furniture with the apartment, if i can.

websites to recommend?

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zoomom 06-05-2008 01:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
DH and I are moving soon, so I am holding off on the decluttering til I am packing. I seem to toss more when I am shoving stuff in boxes.

Anyone else that way?
I wish I was that way...I started the first few days of packing that way (starting months early for the move mind you) only to end just throwing things in boxes to just get it done, telling myself I would declutter it while unpacking! That plan didn't go as well as it sounded in my head

BeckC 06-05-2008 02:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by superstella View Post
I'm in the midst of it too. We just found out we're moving at the end of Aug. or first of Sept., and I started decluttering like MAD! Doesn't hurt that we're moving into a much (MUCH) smaller space so the decluttering needs to be done.
We are in the exact same situation! We just found out that we'll be moving at the end of August. We're military so we don't know what house we'll be living in yet, but we do know that we'll be downsizing by a bedroom, possibly a garage, and about 300-400 sq ft.

DH is not impressed at the idea of decluttering. I'm thrilled!

doubledutch 06-05-2008 01:11 PM

my only other piece of advice is to get rid of everything you don't like. that might sound obvious, but a piece of furniture that you're keeping because you use it, but you don't like it . . . that can go! you have to get rid of that stuff, so that the things you really do want can find a way into your new home. don't bring that stuff with you.

p1gg1e 06-05-2008 04:40 PM

We move in 2 days!

Ive packed almost the whole house now and I didn't organize the clothes vary well ( they are my bane! )

My plan is I downsize MEGA time for us and now I'm going to go back organize the clothes ( most of it is hand me downs for our youngest) by season that we are using and then get rid of the ones that really I'm using to be lazy about laundry...

But looking around I think we are doing pretty well...even if it still needs to be organized a bit ( my Helpers are really not helpful esp miss violet who is throwing mega tantrums...so I get done what I can without any other adult help )

artparent 06-06-2008 12:45 AM

2 days! eep! good luck. here's flylady's advice.

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PatienceAndLove 06-06-2008 02:57 AM

Well, we officially move at the end of July.
We have an apartment, now, so it seems more real.
And we are downsizing, so things are going to go. I am actually excited!

OkiMom 06-06-2008 08:45 AM

We are suppose to be moving into a three bedroom soon (we live in a two right now) and Im trying to go through everything and get rid of a lot of stuff before we move.. I don't like the feeling of opening up a box and thinking "I thought I got rid of this"..


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