Moving home? It’s the clutter that stresses most people out.
Moving home is bitter sweet. You have all the excitement of a new house and a new part of your life but you also have all the sorting out to do before and after the move.
Talking to many of our clients, it’s not sorting out the mortgage or dealing with the legals that worries them.
Many are more concerned about what they’re going to do with the amount of clutter they’ve amassed at their existing home.
And if you’re reading this and thinking that’s not me, think again. Take a peak into your loft or garage and what do you see?
Maybe look into the spare room and those wardrobes.
This week one of MMP’s Newtown chartered surveyors, Kathryn Davies, said: “It doesn’t matter if a client is moving from a flat or a home, they generally all have the same issue and often tell us about the amount of items, furniture and boxes they have stored away that they don’t really want to take to their new home.”
“In many cases some people want a fresh start in their new property or just worry about what they’re going to do with everything they’ve quietly forgotten about in the loft or stored away in the garage.
“The best way is to sort and prioritise what you want and need and then consider disposing of the rest. It might sound a bit clinical, but it’s a good opportunity to start afresh.”
But what’s the best way of doing this?
• Plan ahead. Think about the house you’re moving to and what room needs what furniture.
• Itemise the furniture you have and consider where it’ll go.
• Go through your attic and/or garage and sort through what you have. Do you really need it all?
• Separate what you need and what you don’t and create a pile for a car boot sale.
You’ll be amazed at how much you have that you don’t really need and you might be amazed at how much money you can make at a car boot sale as a result.
Photo: Morris, Marshall and Poole Chartered Surveyor, Kathryn Davies, at a car boot sale