How to Purge Your Closet Before You Move

You have to empty out every nook and cranny of your house when you move. As a storage place, closets are a place where many people can stuff various possessions so that they can worry about them later. That idea may be fine in the short term, but an overstuffed closet can lead to issues when you have to move.


Instead of waiting around to pack up a cluttered closet, cleaning out and organizing these spaces can help you for when you have to pack for your upcoming residential move. Here’s what you should consider when it’s time to purge your closet.

Image of a messy closet. Follow these closet cleaning tips to help with your residnetial move.

Clean Out Your Clothing

It can be difficult to go through your wardrobe and get rid of things. That’s why it’s important to really consider what should stay and what should go in your closet. The fashion blog The Everygirl lists out seven question that you should ask yourself when you’re cleaning out your closet

  1. Does this fit?
  2. Have I worn this in the last 12 months?
  3. Is it likely I will ever wear this again?
  4. Is this currently in style, and/or does this still accurately represent my style?
  5. If this is damaged in any way, will I actually get this repaired in the near future?
  6. If I was shopping right now, would I buy this?
  7. Do I feel confident when I wear this?

If you find yourself answering “no” to these questions, it might be time to throw away, donate, or give away some of your clothes.

Tackle the Remainders

A closet purge applies to more than just clothing. You should go over other items just like how you reviewed your clothes. Sure, you may not wear board games, toys, or whatever else you have tucked away, but you should take a serious look at these possessions. Are you actually going to use them? Do they have sentimental value? Is it worth the space? The answers will help you decide whether it’s time to save something or let it go.

Reorganize the Remaining Items

A messy closet with fewer items is still a messy closet. Once you’ve purged out those unneeded items, make sure to organize what’s left. Matching hangers will help you straighten out hanging clothes in style while clean containers can keep other items organized. A clean, structured closet is much easier to pack than piles of shirts and shoes that are left over, which will make you quite happy when it comes time to pack for your move.

Packing for Moving Day

Cleaning out your closets is just one step toward packing up for your move. Andrews Moving can help you plan for the moving process to make your move a stress-free process. Give us a call at 888-711-5957 or contact Andrews online today to get a quote on residential moving services in Cleveland and Columbus.

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