New Year, New Home? It’s safe to say most of us see the beginning of a new year as the chance to start afresh. To wipe the slate clean and make some changes in our lives. Some of the more popular options are for people to lose weight, join a gym or maybe train for a new career. A great way to implement change in our lives is moving to a new house.
Whether this is as a homeowner or a renter, there is no denying that moving into a new property and making it your home has so much potential to help you fresh start no matter where you move to.
Moving to a new house gives you the opportunity to go through not only your life but also your belongings with a fine tooth comb. One of the perks of moving home, in my opinion, is that whilst you are packing up ahead of the move, you can sort out exactly what you would like to take with you to help you clear some clutter from your home and life.
Pack What You Need, Not What You Have.
We all accumulate so many things during our life, don’t we? Even if you don’t have children, this can quickly become clutter that we maybe don’t see as we have become used to it being there. But moving home gives us the chance to go through what we have and decide if it something worth keeping or not. Whether you choose to pack up your own belongings when moving home or hire a company to do this for you, it is the perfect opportunity to declutter and organise your home.
Donate or Discard?
Just because you have no use for any items you decide not to pack and take to your new home, it doesn’t mean other families won’t be able to use it in their homes. A great way to make sure you don’t take anything you don’t need is to take unwanted items to a charity shop or a local resource that can help make sure your items go to families that really need them. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
There are so many things that can be reused or recycled instead of being thrown away so as well as helping you declutter for your new life in your new home, donating items you no longer want will help other people too. This could be something small like ornaments or gadgets you no longer use or something larger like furniture if you are looking at buying new for your move.
Car Boot Sale.
If you are short on funds yourself for the move, maybe you want to consider selling anything you no longer wish to keep or take with you. This would not only reduce the number of items you need to pack and move, but also provide extra finances to help you pay for the expenses that come with a house move too. Because we all know, moving house can be quite expensive by the time you factor in removal costs, packing equipment and any fees or deposits you need to pay in advance to secure your new home.
Can Moving to a New House Improve Your Life?
Moving to a new house isn’t just a catalyst for decluttering the physical belongings you no longer need, but a great way to implement some new changes to your lifestyle and day to day life. You can use this opportunity to create new habits and break old ones, to improve and change how you not only feel but how you approach life too. Easier said than done I know, but if you are able to make a plan in your mind before you move home, the change of surroundings and impact on your lifestyle could be that little extra push you need to finally adapt your mind, body and lifestyle to some new changes you want to make yet have never been able to carry through with before.