5. Clean Out Extra Items and Duplicates
When you’ve lived in the same place for a long time, you end up collecting a lot of duplicate items. As you take an inventory of your cabinets and drawers, you might find that you now have multiple identical spatulas and tape measures, for instance. Pare down to just one or two of each item you need. People also tend to notice they have accumulated dozens of linen or china sets. Assess how many of each you truly need.
Furthermore, consolidate where you can. If you have two partially filled bottles of laundry detergent, combine their contents into one container to save space.
6. Get Creative with Storage Space In Your New Home
Do a walkthrough of your new place to take note of the storage spaces and measure the closets and cabinets. Additionally, are there shelves on the walls or in the closets (or are there least spaces to put your own shelving units)? If you have a lot of belongings that need to come with you, try to brainstorm some ways you can most efficiently use your space. Install closet dividers, find tall shelves that allow you to build upward, or place storage bins under beds and couches. Purchasing coffee tables or bench seats that open up into storage trunks is also an innovative way to store extra blankets, board games, or magazines.