San Jose Movers Recommend Reducing Clutter Before a Move


As the time comes to move and you start to realize just how much “stuff” you have the experts at NCMSS your San Jose movers recommend you take the steps necessary to declutter.

With your moving date getting closer and you walk around the house thinking to yourself, “How on earth did I accumulate all of this?”, It’s time to take a deep breath and a much closer look at everything. Moving can be a stressful process because it means having to go through your home room by room and item by item. Thankfully the San Jose movers at NCMSS are here to help with these tips to help you organize and declutter your home before they arrive.

Our San Jose movers recommend the “sell/donate/discard method of sorting as you go through your home. With each item, you decide not to pack, determine if you are going to sell it, donate it to a charity, family, or friends, or simply dispose of it. You can have yard or garage sales, use services like Craigslist and your local community Facebook pages to list your items and your sale. Be sure to donate to your local charities, family, and friends. The more you can get rid of, the less you have to pay to move. Follow these tips for a successful move.

  1. Go room by room, start a room – finish a room. Doing things this way will speed up the process and make it more efficient.
  2. Create your own organization system. Perhaps plastic totes or big trash bags, one for items to be sold, one for those to be donated, and one for trash.
  3. Create your own rules as to how you determine what pile each item goes into. Items that are in good condition but haven’t been used in 6 months or a year can be sold. Toys that haven’t been used for a while but are still in good shape can be donated and so on.
  4. Locate the places you plan to donate to in advance. Consider places like Goodwill, St Vincent De Paul, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, veterans’ homes, and any number of local charities.

When the time comes for you to move, be sure you hire expert San Jose movers to do the job for you. Movers like NCMSS have the experience and expertise needed to ensure your move is stress-free. For more information or to schedule your free estimate, contact NCMSS at (510) 200-0370 and let’s gets started today!