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Rarely is it a surprise when someone needs Norfolk moving services. Usually a person knows within weeks and sometimes even months of a VA move that it is coming up, and that they need to order moving services through their Norfolk renters policy. Even before you schedule a Norfolk moving services company to handle your Virgina move, there are steps you can take to get ready, so when it's time to pack for the Norfolk moving services, you are all set.

Clean out the Clutter

The first thing to do to prepare your VA house for Norfolk moving services is to clean out the clutter. We all accumulate more than we care to admit over the time we live in our Norfolk homes. It is not worth the time or effort to have the Norfolk moving services company haul items you don't need or won't use to your new Virginia home. Also, it is not worth your energy to pack these things. Getting rid of them before the Norfolk moving services company arrives at your Virginia home on the big day is best.

As soon as you know you are going moving, you should start to purge your Norfolk house of these items There are two ways you can go about clearing your home of unnecessary clutter to get ready for the services if you aren't going to hire a Norfolk cleaning company. You can go from room to room, clearing out each item before you move on to the next. Alternatively, you can pick an item (i.e., closet, dresser, etc.) and go through the house cleaning out each of these until they are done. Once you check off all the same items, move on to the next.

Closets are the Worst Culprits

In Norfolk, closets tend to harbor the majority of our clutter. They are in just about every room of your VA home, and they provide services like easily hiding things you wouldn't want guests to see. This makes them convenient targets for clutter. Clearing out your closets will make great strides in your quest to get your home Norfolk moving services ready.

When cleaning out a closet, it is best to work from the top to the bottom. Begin with the top shelf. A lot of people in the Virginia area store boxes on these shelves. Don't just assume everything in these boxes is necessary. Take each box down and go through it individually so as to ensure that its contents are ready for transport by the moving services.

When you look through these boxes (or your closet, or anywhere else for that matter) give yourself a time frame. A year is usually sufficient for most people, but you should decide on this for yourself. Once you have decided, as you look at each item, determine whether you have used that item within that time period (i.e. within the last year, six months, etc.). If the answer to this question is no, you should part with it (unless of course it has some sort of value such as a family heirloom, etc.). If it has value as an heirloom, now might be a good time to determine what place this item might have in your new Norfolk home. Heirlooms are wonderful things to link you to your heritage. They don't do you any good if they are in a box in a closet somewhere.

Moving on to "Junk" Drawers

We all have them. Some of us have many. These drawers are the ones that we use as a catch all for unwanted or miscellaneous items. Most of the time we saved these items for a reason, but more often than not, that reason no longer exists. When getting ready for moving services, go through each junk drawer in your Norfolk house and eliminate any unnecessary items. This will help keep you from starting junk drawers after the Norfolk moving services company leaves and you begin settling into your new place.

Junk drawers are not just for kitchens. A lot of people in Norfolk have a drawer in their bedroom or laundry room for miscellaneous items such as unmatched socks. It is a strange phenomenon in this world that socks inevitably lose their mates. When this happens, we tend to save them somewhere in the hopes that the match will show up someday.

Saving unmatched socks is a waste of space. These orphans just take up unnecessary space, especially when preparing for moving services. If you have done all of the laundry in the house, and there are still socks in your un-mated socks drawer, basket, or pile- it's time to purge. Ask yourself how difficult it would be to go on without that pair. If it is not a huge inconvenience, go ahead and throw them out. You don't need to pay the Norfolk moving services company to lug them over to your new home for you because you're too busy reviewing rental insurance policies.