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Decluttering in Time for Your Vancouver Move

So you’re planning a move to Vancouver – lucky you! But we all know how much of a pain and hassle moving is and will always be, no matter how beautiful the destination may be. Well with spring in the air, there’s no better time to start decluttering before that big moving day. If you start ahead and do small steps at a time, it will make your moving process a whole lot smoother. Here’s how you can get started.

Start Early

The earlier you can begin decluttering your home, the better. That way you can take your time and once or even twice a week, pick a room or closet to sift through and dejunk. You don’t want to leave this until the last minute. That will just leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed.


As you start to go through each room, always prioritize each item. Sure, some items may have sentimental value, but for those that don’t, ask yourself whether it’s something you really need or have worn or used in the last year. If you know the answer is a definite NO – pitch it.

Be Practical About Your Furniture

Decluttering means being realistic with your furniture as well. If you’re going to be moving into a space that’s different in size or where you know certain items simply will not have a home, you need to let them go. There’s no use in dragging them all the way to your new home knowing there won’t be any place to put ithem. Give it to someone who can really use them.

Post “Junk” Online

Once you’ve got a pile of things to toss away, don’t literally just throw them out or toss aside into a dump. Instead, take a few minutes to post them online so you can make a bit of extra pocket money, and potentially find someone who could use what you are throwing away. You might be able to make a couple bucks selling on Kijiji or Craiglist, or donate for free to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Take some of the hassle out of moving by decluttering your home before the big day. Begin as early as you can. Items you know won’t fit or are never used should not be placed in boxes for you to deal with in your new Vancouver home. You want a fresh start and there’s no better way than dejunking those dusty drawers and freeing up your space and piece of mind. Just follow these quick steps to help you get started.

Once you’re ready for your Vancouver move, contact Van City Moving to schedule your free in-person moving consultation!