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6 Helpful Decluttering Tips, According to People Who Have Moved 10+ Times

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 17, 2019 01:07 AM
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by Rebecca Renner last modified Feb 16, 2019

When you move a lot, you tend to reflect on all of your stuff a little more often than the average person. If you've been living in the same space for years—or decades—your trinkets give you a sense of stability and ownership. But when you're paying movers by the hour, all that extra stuff starts losing its sentimental charm and instead can look like expensive dead weight. I know this firsthand—I've moved 12 times in the past 10 years. And I'd like to think I've strengthened my decluttering muscle over all these moves. Before my last 200-mile move, I decided to finally go through the dozen or so boxes I'd been toting around for a decade but had never actually opened. I was shocked that I'd been holding on to knick-knacks I hadn't thought of in years. Why was I toting all of this stuff with me? It was so refreshing to free myself of the clutter and start over new. But rethinking your relationship to otherwise sentimental items isn't the only lesson to be gleaned from frequent movers like myself. I talked to seven of my fellow moving veterans to uncover their top decluttering tips. Even if you aren't about to make a big move, their advice may help you rethink your relationship to your stuff in a positive way. Here's what they said: READ MORE »





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