Buying a new home can be stressful, but it also should feel liberating. Don’t let the burden of your old stuff create stress in your new home. Here’s some examples of stuff you can rid your home of before the big move.

Extra Souvenirs and Gimmicks

When a room looks messy, it normally has do with smaller items and many of them. If you ever look at home decoration magazines, one of the most important things to notice is how little clutter there is. Get rid of old souvenirs from past vacations and small gimmicks you bought for decoration. These items are unnecessary and will make your home look disorderly before you even move in.

Clothes You’ll Never Wear

Cleaning out your closet seems easy right? Donate clothes you don’t want and keep the ones you do. However, the issue when it comes to organizing clothes are the pieces that we just can’t seem to get rid of. For example, the shirt you might wear when you lose weight, or the dress that doesn’t look good right now, but maybe you’ll wear one day. Make sure you when your deciding on a piece of clothing, you look at it and know you’d wear it tomorrow if you had to.

Get Rid of Old Towels and Linens

One of the best investments you can make in your new home is buying new towels, sheets and bedding. Not only are your old linens worn out, but there also not as comfortable. After washing each item thousands of times, the fabric loses its texture. Lose the old towels and sheets and ditch the stains for new and comfortable linen and bedding.

Excess Furniture

Do you really need three couches? Or four bedside tables, just in case one breaks? Sell your old furniture online on a website such as Craigslist and get a few dollars for your old furniture. It’s not worth paying extra money to move it, and you can always buy more if need be.