By Lisa Kaplan Gordon | Realtor.com
If you’re about to move to a new home, there is one thing you absolutely must do: Declutter before moving. Really, this is your big chance! There is no better excuse than an upcoming move to unload dead weight.
Think about it: For one, moving costs money—an average of $1,250 for an in-state move or a whopping $4,890 for out-of-state—so every box you pack adds up. (To get an idea of how much your move will set you back, try a moving calculator.)
Plus, you want your new place to look awesome, right? Cramming nooks, crannies, and closets with junk just isn’t pretty.
All of this is our long-winded way of saying it’s high time you started chipping away at your possessions. For help on that front, check out these guidelines on how to declutter before moving.
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