If you’re going to be moving next year, now might be a good time to start cleaning up to prepare. Pretty soon, the holidays will be here. If you get started now, not only will it better prepare you for your move, your house will also be ready to entertain for the holiday season!
Fall Clean-Up – Outside
Take advantage of the lovely fall Maryland weather by working on the outside first. After you’ve raked up all the leaves, removed any dead annuals, and mowed the lawn for the last time, assess all your outdoor furniture and equipment.
Figure out what you plan to take with you and what you no longer need or want. Throw away things that can’t be donated or sold in a yard sale. Remove the gas from the lawn equipment that you’ll store over the winter.
Fall Clean Up – The Attic/Storage Area
Now it’s time to tackle the attic or storage area in your home. This is likely the place you also store your holiday decorations, so you can start hauling that down to the house. Go through each item and get rid of what you don’t plan to take with you.
Go through the rest of whatever you have sitting in the attic. Consider measuring the items you plan to keep–or the storage bin/box you keep it in–to help you plan where things will go in your new house. This will also help if you decide to get a moving estimate for packing and moving services.
Fall Clean-Up – Decluttering
The season change in Maryland means summer clothes are out and winter clothes are in. Go through the family’s summer clothes and decide what goes, what stays, and what gets donated or sold. You can do the same for winter clothes before you switch them over.
If you’re feeling ambitious, start going through other rooms in the house. When it gets closer to moving day, trashing what needs to go now will help speed up the packing process. If you have enough items after your fall clean-up, you might want to plan a yard sale.
Fall Clean-Up – Deep Clean
Now that you’ve decluttered the house, it’s time to deep clean. You can do this whichever way you prefer—after completing each room or the entire house all at once. Deep cleaning now will make the process quicker and easier as moving day approaches. It can also alert you to potential repairs that you may need to do to get the house ready to go on the market.
Need Packing or Moving Services for Next Year’s Move?
Freedom Moving in Pasadena, Maryland, is a full-service moving company. We can help with just the packing or the move, or both if you prefer it. As you’re moving through your fall clean-up, think about all the effort it’s taking to get ready for the holidays.
Suppose you don’t want to put in the effort to sort, declutter, find moving supplies, and wrap furniture. In that case, you might want to leave the packing to us. We offer free, no-obligation quotes on both packing and moving services. Get an estimate when you’re ready to see if Freedom Moving in Pasadena, Maryland, is the right moving company for you.