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Patrick McNichol
September 14, 2023

How to Maximize Your Space When Preparing for a Move

Preparing for a move sometimes feels like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be one. With the right planning and organization, you can maximize your space and make your move a breeze. Whether you're moving into a smaller home or just want to make the most of your current space, we have the practical advice and inspiration you need to help you get organized and move with ease. 

Read on to learn tips and tricks for decluttering, organizing, and packing efficiently, as well as suggestions for creative storage solutions that can help you make the most of limited space.

Assessing Your Current Space

Before you start packing, take the time to assess your current space. This will help you identify items that you no longer need or want and help you determine the best storage solutions for the items you plan to keep.


Start by going through each room and identifying items that you no longer need or want. Separate these items into piles to donate, sell, or throw away. Be ruthless and realistic about what you really need and what you can live without.

Working with a professional junk removal service can make the decluttering process even easier. Experienced professionals can assess your belongings and help you identify what should be kept, donated, recycled, or discarded. Then, they can remove or dispose of those objects for you safely and efficiently through eco-friendly disposal practices. You can also avoid the hassle and potential danger of attempting to move large or heavy belongings alone.

Donating or Selling Items

You may choose to donate or sell items that are in good condition but no longer serve a purpose in your life. Sites such as Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist can be great places to sell items you no longer need, and donation centers like Goodwill or The Salvation Army will happily accept donations of gently used items.

Organizing Your Remaining Items

Once you've identified the items you plan to keep, it's time to organize them. Use storage containers or shelving units to keep items neatly organized and easily accessible. Label each container or shelf so you can find what you need without too much searching when it's finally time to unpack.

Maximizing Storage Solutions

When you're preparing for a move, it's important to maximize your storage solutions. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your available space.

  • Utilizing vertical space. Consider installing some shelves where you can display plants, organize books, and store items that you don't use frequently.
  • Investing in multi-functional furniture. A storage ottoman or a bed with built-in drawers can be a great way to store items without taking up extra space.
  • Storing items under furniture. Make the most of the space under your furniture by storing items that you don't use frequently, such as seasonal clothing or extra blankets.

Quick Packing Tips for Moving Day

Use these simple tips to make your packing process more efficient so you can carry out your move quickly and easily on the big day.

1. Utilizing Small Boxes for Heavy Items

When packing heavy items such as books or dishes, use smaller boxes to make them easier to carry. Fill in gaps with clothing, towels, or packing paper. Make sure each box is filled to the top and packed tightly so your items don’t shift around throughout the move and become damaged.

2. Labeling Boxes Clearly

Label each box clearly with the room it belongs in and a brief description of its contents. This will make it easier to unpack and find what you need when you arrive at your new home, helping you feel at home or settle in much sooner.

3. Keeping Essentials in a Separate Bag

Keep a separate bag of essentials for moving day, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents. Think of it as your Moving Day Survival Kit. This extra tool will ensure that you have everything you need during the move without having to dig through any boxes.

Preparing for a move doesn't have to be taxing. By decluttering, organizing, and maximizing your storage solutions, you can make the most of your space and move with ease.

At Main Line Junk, our experienced professionals can help you declutter your space faster than ever, removing the added hassle of donating or disposing of unwanted items yourself. We handle everything from straightforward clean-outs to custom jobs, so contact us today to learn what we can do for you!

Patrick McNichol
We, at Main Line Junk and Suburban Solutions Moving, know the property management world inside out. We understand the pressing need for swift and efficient property turnovers, and we’re here to make it happen. Our dedicated team specializes in precise and efficient property cleanouts and junk removal, helping you minimize downtime between tenants. Our tailored solutions are designed with your property management needs in mind, prioritizing timeliness and cost-effectiveness.
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