Six Key Areas To Organise Before Moving Home – The Loft

Posted on by Tracy Ross of Blissfully Organised

Are you planning to move home over the next few months?

As a Professional Organiser I know that decluttering and organising your current home before moving is an important step in the moving process.

I am currently supporting many of my clients to prepare for a home move post lockdown. It is an exciting time but can also leave you feeling overwhelmed.

I am running a miniseries focusing on the top 6 areas to organise before moving home.

The Loft

Lofts can often be overwhelming to tackle alone as they are often full of items that haven’t been used for a very long time and many things with a strong sentimental attachment.

It’s such an important space to declutter and organise before a move as you don’t want to pack it all up to be stored in your new home and risk using valuable storage space for things you no longer need.

Three simple things to ask yourself can help you decide if you really need each item:

Do I use it?
Would I save it in a fire?
Would I buy it now?

What will I need to get started?

• Dust mask and gloves
• Bin bags
• Packaging (to wrap valuable items)
• Labels and marker Pen
• Cleaning materials
• Packing Boxes

Loft Audit

Some of the lofts that I am asked to declutter look very well organised with items stored and stacked in plastic boxes others are full to the brim with random boxes and bags. In both cases my clients often don’t know everything that is stored in the loft. The first step is bringing everything out of the loft to audit what you have stored and start to group similar items together i.e. Christmas, Travel, Sports Equipment, Memories, DIY, Camping, Baby equipment etc. Purge unwanted items.

Declutter and Pack

Once you’ve grouped similar items together and purged unwanted items you can start to pack the items in boxes ready for move day. Label the boxes and group by theme.

Help my loft needs sorting
I understand that organising a loft can feel overwhelming but the benefits of clearing out and managing this space are worth the effort. You’ll not only create more effective storage but SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY, REDUCE STRESS.

If you need some help please contact me to book a session. I promise it’s not as scary as you think as I will be there to support you.

Tracy Ross
Professional Organiser