Decluttering your household stuff is essential to ensure a stress-free relocation to your new home. You can streamline your move and create a fresh start in your new home by eliminating unnecessary stuff.

Even if you don’t consider your home very cluttered, you have a few items you could do without. You’ll find more if you look closely.

There’s no shame in discovering that your home has become a storage unit for damaged, surplus, or expired items; it happens to everyone.

You don’t realize how much household stuff you have until you relocate it to a new location. Then, suddenly, you’re surrounded by things you didn’t know you had or didn’t know you needed.

When you’re ready to move, eliminating everything you don’t need is the most significant time. You will save time, money, and a lot of effort by eliminating goods you don’t want or need.

You won’t waste time packing up things you don’t like or need if you declutter before you move. In addition, you will need fewer movers to help you get everything to your new home because you will use relatively fewer boxes, take up less space on the moving truck, and use fewer boxes.

Follow our room-by-room checklists below if you’re unsure what to eliminate. We’ll also provide some advice for starting decluttering at the end of the checklists.

Checklist To Streamline Your Move And Eliminate Unnecessary Stuff

Here’s a room-by-room checklist to help you identify¬†and eliminate unnecessary stuff before your move:

In The Kitchen

  • Dispose of food that has gone bad.
  • Get rid of excess packets of sauce.
  • Consider donating or selling kitchen appliances you no longer use.
  • Sort through utensils and kitchen tools, keeping only what you need.
  • Declutter cookware, keeping the essentials.
  • Dispose of containers and lids made of plastic.
  • Consider using reusable water bottles instead of storing plastic bottles.
  • Let go of old cookbooks from the past.

Appliances For The Home

  • Donate older appliances that are still functional but no longer needed.
  • Safely dispose of appliances that no longer function or have safety issues like exposed wires.

Family Room & Living Room

  • Declutter outdated books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and cassette tapes.
  • Consider donating old VHS and DVD players, consoles, accessories, and extra controllers.
  • Let go of magazines or catalogues featuring children’s toys.
  • Donate or sell toys and bedding for pets.


  • Declutter your clothes and shoes, keeping only what you wear and need.
  • Sort through accessories and jewellery, letting go of items you no longer use.
  • Consider giving away surplus hangers.


  • Safely dispose of expired Aspirin, ointments, and prescription drugs.
  • Discard toiletries like lotions, liquid soap, and almost empty toothpaste containers.


  • Clear out old hardware, tools, and construction materials.
  • Consider donating or selling gardening supplies and camping equipment.
  • Let go of broken items that are beyond repair.
  • Donate or sell party supplies and old toys for children.
  • Safely dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Consider recycling car spare parts.


Decluttering your home before a move is a crucial step to ensure a stress-free and efficient relocation process. By letting go of unnecessary items, you’ll save time, effort, and money. If you’re unsure about what to keep or eliminate, follow the room-by-room checklist provided in this guide.

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Make your move with ease and enjoy a fresh start in your new home!

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