De-cluttering is the process of choosing the things you need to take with you over the things you need to discard when you move. It is an important process prior to moving. When de-cluttering is done, a house with an average of four persons will require a seven-ton van to move. But if you will not de-clutter, the same household will net twice that capacity. This process will bring down the cost of your transportation and will make the move much easier.
Before de-cluttering, you should make sure that you have visited your new house beforehand. This way, you will be able to identify the things that you will need there and determine which items will fit. After doing so, you are ready to start de-cluttering.
The process of getting rid of some items can be sentimental for most people. But every effort must be made as they don't have any temporal value. Those that you don't need can either be sold off or can be given to charity. Old books, toys, magazines, or clothes or anything in good condition can be donated to your local charity. You can even conduct a garage sale or auction them though a website.
Keep in mind that de-cluttering not simply discarding things, it can also be a way for you to free your mind and get rid of emotional baggage that might come with these items.