Decluttering Your Home Before Moving To Kelowna

Before Moving To Kelowna

If you are moving to Kelowna, then packing your belongings would be one of the first and most important steps of your moving plan. Before packing your belongings and moving to Kelowna, you will surely need to get rid of all your old and unwanted possessions that you no longer need at your new residence in Kelowna. Therefore, you will definitely have to evaluate your belongings in order of their value, necessity, and importance and their difficulty to be replaced before you start packing them.

When you plan a long-distance move, decluttering your home will make your moving process much easier and quicker, especially during the packing, unpacking and storing stages. In order to do so efficiently and quickly, you can start by giving away or donating all the items that you no longer have any use for and can still be rehomed. You can also trade or sell off unwanted and used items at second-hand shops and earn some profit during the decluttering process. Whichever way you choose must ensure that you get rid of them before moving to Kelowna.

Here are several residential moving tips on how to declutter your home correctly and effectively to help you experience a smooth and easy transition from your old residence to your new one. These tips will surely come in handy when you start decluttering your home before your big move!


Now is the perfect time to go through your kitchen cabinets and assess your dishes, glassware and kitchen utensils. Make sure to get rid of all broken and unused dishes and glasses as well as lone items separated from old dishware sets. Remember to thoroughly clean your refrigerator, freezer and pantry and dispose of all old food items as well.


Empty your bathroom beforehand so that you can easily access your toiletries and other sanitary items as soon as you move into your new home. Don’t forget to carefully pack up all the necessary items from your medicine cabinet as well, and get rid of all expired products, empty shampoo bottles and other disposable items.


Decluttering your bedroom might take you the longest, so it is better to deal with it before you move on to the other parts of the house. Empty your closet and get rid of all the worn-out clothes you no longer wear. You might also find clothing that no longer appeals to your fashion sense. If you have any reusable and new clothes that you don’t need anymore, you can donate them to your local homeless shelter or pass them down to someone else.

This is the perfect time for you to clean out your sheets and beddings as well. Check your mattresses and pillows and replace worn-out items so that you movers don’t have to transport old ones. Additionally, don’t forget to clear out your drawers, dressing tables and makeup beforehand, so that you won’t misplace anything during the packing and unpacking process.


Your garage might be the most challenging part of the house to clear out; however, with some organization and effort, you might get rid of all your old belongings and junk that you have been storing in it. Clearing out your garage will help you immensely while moving, because you can use it to store your packed and marked boxes that are ready to be moved.

Important Documents

Keeping all your important documents such as birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates, financial records and insurance papers safe during your moving process is extremely vital. It will be easier to access if you can maintain a file with all your important documents and laminate them for protection. While you must guard them carefully, we also recommend you scan and keep digital copies of them on your computer for further safety and convenience.


Furniture is the most difficult to move and requires time and skill when packing and setting up. Household furniture such as dining sets, wardrobes, beds, bookcases and television stands require a lot of space. Therefore, it is wise to measure the size of the furniture and the spaces in your new house before you move them so that you don’t transport any items that won’t fit in. Any old and unwanted furniture should be donated, traded off or disposed of early.

Household Items

We tend to collect many household items the longer we stay in one place. From books, DVD’s, souvenirs, electronic devices etc, everyday household items require a considerable amount of space when moving your belongings. Take some time to choose what is most necessary and dispose of those that you no longer use. You can sell them at a garage sale or donate them to charity.

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