Storage strategy: keep, donate or store

For most people, moving is a time of mixed emotions. Logistical challenges aside, it’s a great opportunity for a fresh start to sort through and slim down on your excess stuff.

When it comes to clutter, we’ve identified three easy ways to approach it; keep, donate and store. We get that it’s easier said than done, so we’ve put together some practical tips to help you make smart storage decisions.

Keep

Wardrobe declutterIf you’re unsure of what to keep, the best way to answer the question is to ask yourself if you’ve used it, worn it or even realised you owned it in the last 12 months. Unless it’s sentimental or valuable, the general rule of thumb is, if you’ve forgotten it existed, you can probably live without it. Before putting it on the kerb, take stock and keep an inventory of what you have as you move through the house. As you’ll be keeping these items, make sure you’re only moving what you need.

 

Donate

VinniesAs you’re moving through the house taking stock of your items, you might start to notice that you have duplicates, especially when it comes to the kitchen and linen cupboard. Start a ‘donate’ pile, consisting of all the things you no longer use, want or need. Before donating, make sure you check that the items are in working order and if it’s clothes or linen, make sure the items are clean. If you’re in NSW or VIC, you can pack your unwanted items into one of our ‘Move House, Make a Difference’ cartons and we’ll deliver it directly to Vinnies for you. Our partnership with Vinnies means that you can make a move and a difference.

 

Store

StoragePeople move for all sorts of reasons but they rarely move into an identical space. You might be downsizing or making room for a growing family. In the case of your changing needs, storage is a great way to keep the things you love, whilst making space for those you love. Our storage options are are clean, secure and flexible and range from short term to more permanent, longer term options. We get that there’s no one-size-fits-all way to move, so our team is ready to help you pack, move and store your special care items like rugs, fine china and other delicate items.

 

At Grace, we’ve got you covered from picking what to pack to helping you unpack. If you’re time poor, our Grace Valet service can help you unpack your home, giving you more time to focus on settling in.