The process of decluttering doesn’t have to be complicated. Start by making time to sort through your belongings before the move. The more time you have, the better, as it allows you to put more thought into decluttering decisions. Next, create a plan on how to tackle the chore. Popular methods are to go room-by-room or by category.

Once you’ve successfully decluttered, it’s time to dispose of the unwanted objects. Donation is a worthy route, and more can be put to good use than you might think. For instance, tattered linens and towels can be donated to animal shelters or used as a green alternative to packing supplies. Other examples could be giving old DVDs and books to the local library or helping a family in need with toys and clothing that your kids have outgrown.

For more tips on donating and decluttering during a move, please see the accompanying resource.

Infographic created by Big League Movers.