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Minimalism during a move is an excellent approach to effectively reduce the amount of stuff, which contributes to a more organised, easier and cheaper move. 

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Minimalism when moving house. How do you effectively reduce the amount of stuff when packing and transporting your belongings?

Here are some practical tips to help you through the process:

Planning and selection

Before you start packing, make a thorough plan. Determine what items are really important and needed in your new home. Analyse each category of items (clothes, books, crockery) and decide which ones are most important to you.

The “keep, throw away, give away” rule

Apply the keep, throw away or donate rule. Go through all your belongings and decide which are worth keeping, which can be thrown away and which can be used by other people. Look at each item and consider whether it really brings you joy or has a practical use.

Reduce excess stuff

Avoid duplicate items. If you have duplicate or redundant items, decide which ones are best and remove the excess. For example, if you have several pots with similar functions, keep only the one that is most useful.

Analyse the space after the move

Analyse the space in your new home and adjust your furnishings accordingly. If you have large pieces of furniture that won’t fit in your new flat, consider selling or donating them. Choose furniture that is functional and suitable for your new space.

Sell, donate and recycle

Collect items you no longer need and consider different ways to get rid of them. You could try selling some items online, giving them to good causes through donations or donating them to charities. If you have items that are unusable, make sure they are properly recycled.

Use the move as the start of a new chapter

Moving house is the perfect time to start afresh and make changes to your lifestyle. Focus on what is really important to you and think about how you want your new surroundings to reflect your values and goals.


Remember that minimalism is a process that takes time and effort. However, once the move is complete, you will feel lighter, more organised and prepared for a new chapter in your life.