Many people take moving as an opportunity to throw out anything they haven’t used in a while.
And while getting rid of things you know you won’t need in your new space is a good idea, that doesn’t have to mean an all-out purge.
INSIDER spoke to two professional organizers, Laura Cattano and Lisa Zaslow (who is also the founder of Gotham Organizers) to figure out what you should be keeping during a move.
Cattano suggests “editing” instead of purging. “Edit is a thoughtful process,” she explains. “Most people that purge end up re-buying half the stuff anyway because they’re not even thinking about why they have it in the first place, why they haven’t been using it, and why it could help them in the future.”
Zaslow also made the point that you can always throw things out after you move – and she recommends doing so if you truly end up not needing something.
Click or swipe through to see the 26 items that you should be holding on to during your next move.