Cleaning Out Your Closets Before the Move

When moving with the help of local movers in King of Prussia, it’s always great to get a little closet cleaning done before you start packing. That way, you can get rid of any unnecessary clothing items that you haven’t worn in a while. We get attached to our clothes, and old, forgotten shoes, but...

Cleaning Out Your Closets Before the Move

When moving with the help of local movers in King of Prussia, it’s always great to get a little closet cleaning done before you start packing. That way, you can get rid of any unnecessary clothing items that you haven’t worn in a while. We get attached to our clothes, and old, forgotten shoes, but it’s time to let that all go and get ready for the big move.  

What to Keep

When it comes to keeping clothes, this feels like the easy part. Hold on to your favorite outfits, the shoes you wear every day, that favored old sweater you still wear, and your go-to tee shirts. Put these in a keep pile or even use them as packing material for your glassware. When you’ve narrowed down the must-keeps, that’s when you start looking at the “maybes” and the “throw out” piles. Don’t forget to scrub down those baseboards after you get everything out, to fully clean out that closet!

What to Throw Out

It’s hard to let go, we know. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be done, and that doesn’t mean that sometimes we don’t need to do it. When you’ve narrowed down your maybes and nos, place those in a pile. The “no” pile is definite throw-outs that you don’t need to take a second look at. The “maybe” pile is the one where you really need to narrow down exactly why you want to keep it. If you’re second-guessing yourself, here is what you need to put in the no pile:

  • Items you haven’t worn in over a year
  • Clothing that is ripped or torn
  • Items that don’t suit your style anymore
  • Items that no longer fit
  • Items you keep “just in case” but never wear
  • Doubles of the same clothing items

Once you’ve kept the essentials and gotten rid of the no and maybe pile, then you’ve successfully decluttered and cleaned out your closet. Don’t forget to either use them as packing material or organize them properly in your box as you start officially packing for the move.

Contact the Professionals

When all is done and you’ve figured out everything you want to keep and you’ve got it all packed, call movers like O’Malley Moving. We can help you take your belongings to your next adventure! Our expert movers near Phoenixville offer prompt moving services that will take you exactly where you want to be. Contact us today!

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