By January 7, 2012

Do You Really Need That? (Tips Before Moving In)

Figuring out what you need can be hard. A lot of us get so used to having certain luxuries that we find it difficult to picture a life without them or we become so attached to items that we lie to ourselves and come up with excuses for why we should keep ‘this’ or keep ‘that’. While the process of determining the difference between your ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ isn’t exactly an easy task because changing how you think can take many months, if not years; here are some tips to get you started. In the beginning, it is going to be a bit tricky, however, in time it becomes much easier; second nature, even. You’ll get there!

Ask Yourself How Often You Use It

One of the first things you should do whenever you are moving into a new home is go through everything you own one item at a time. This is the perfect time (since you have to move everything, anyway) to literally go through everything you own and figure out what you want and actually need and what you don’t need. If you find yourself having a hard time letting go of certain objects; take a moment to ask yourself a few questions about it:

How badly would you miss it if it was gone? When was the last time you used it? How often do you picture yourself using the said item in the near future? Be honest with yourself (although we know it’s tough!) and you are going to end up with a much cleaner home from the get-go. Moving is even better than spring cleaning because you are able to do a much more in-depth look at everything you have. Taking inventory is going to be much easier this way.

The More Room You Have, the Better

There is nothing quite like having a lot of space to store your prized possessions. When a house is cluttered, all of your favorite things can easily get lost in the shuffle but when you clear out the things you don’t need; you’re able to actually enjoy the things you do keep and put them on display for others to enjoy, as well. This may be pictures, trophies, awards or other personal items such as knick knacks that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Just Because You Don’t Need it, Doesn’t Mean Someone Else Can’t


Try not to get too upset over the items that you can’t keep. You don’t necessarily need to throw them away and a lot of the time there are going to be people who want them just as badly as you thought you did in the beginning. Even if you have something that you think may be of no use to someone, it is never going to hurt to put said item on Craig’s List and see if you can’t make a profit. You can even choose to give items away or donate them to local charities so those in need can enjoy something new.

Colton Kyle is an avid blogger and write articles on home improvement projects. In his recent article he has enlisted some best custom home builders who specializes in building luxury residential projects.

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