Ditching clutter can be tough, but deciding what remains and what goes gets a little easier when there is a set of rules to follow. We tapped 3 organizing experts to tell us which objects in your Florida home are worth finding space for. Nevertheless, you’ll have to keep the following documents so do not purge these: birth and death records, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, social security cards, pension plan documents, medical records, insurance plans, passports, wills, trusts, power of attorney documents, property deeds, investment records, education records, diplomas, military service records and vehicle titles.”. Family Heirlooms Sterling silver candlesticks from the great, great grandma should make of the cut, says professional organizer Barbara Reich.
Evaluate these and again, those that are truly meaningful to you or your family currently? advises Watson. Which ones do you really love and value? Those are of the ones to keep and take with you to your new home.”. Electronics At least until you have completely wiped out all of your personal information. I can’t tell you the number of people who go on massive de cluttering binges and don’t take the time to clear all their personal information, warns professional organizer and owner of Metropolitan Organizing, Geralin Thomas, who also worked on A&;E’s Hoarders. Landline Phones You never know when you will run out of battery or lose service.
Keep a minimum of one, says Thomas. Photographs You might need to digitize these, but you do not want to lose them, says Reich. Collections you’ve obviously enjoyed collecting these items, so select your favorite few that you love and value above all of the rest, says Watson. Whether it be dolls or vintage vehicles, it better to display and enjoy a few than to have them boxed away in storage. Fine Jewelry in the Original Box Having a piece of jewelry in its original box adds value when/if reselling it and keeps the piece of jewelry in mint condition, says Thomas.
Sentimental Items A lock of hair from your kid’s first haircut, of the medal you won for running a marathon, etc. Says Reich. These are items that you will not be capable to replace and that hold a high sentimental value for you, says Watson. Emergency Supplies A radio, landline telephone, batteries, flash light and emergency first aid kits should all be on hand advises Reich. And if you don’t have emergency supplies, now is the time to get them!“. 10. Basic Kitchen and Bathroom Supplies BUT just what you need pots and pans, a good quality chef’s knife, spatula, wooden spoon, blender, sheets and towels. You’ve duplicates you can leave behind, but ensure you’ve the fundamentals with you, says Reich.
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