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Top Moving Tips with TidySmart

Declutter, Organize and Move with Ease

You just signed the closing papers on your new home, and now it is time to move! While it is an exciting time, it can also feel overwhelming when you think about how much STUFF there is to move.

Nearly 60% of annual moves in the U.S. take place between May through August. The majority of Americans that are moving, roughly 82% move within their home state, while 13.4% are moving to a new state and 0.36% to a different country. 

We recently met up with Steffanie Porter, owner of Tidysmart Organizing Solutions and certified move manager, to help break down a few tips and tricks when it comes to moving. DOBI agent, Angela Munaco Snedeker, is currently in the process of moving out of her home and into her new one, so Steffanie went over to Angela’s home to give us a few tips and tricks Angela can use while preparing for her move.

Tip #1: Decide What Furniture and Home Decor Items Will Fit in Your New Space

Whether you are downsizing or upsizing, your furniture might not always fit in your new home. Steffanie works with her clients to create floorplans for the new space to ensure the new furniture will fit. When you decide to part with certain furniture, Stephanie suggests either selling them, donating it to charity or simply placing on the curb. Tidysmart helps their clients with all three of these options. This is a great time to refresh your furniture or possibly re-purpose it in a different area in your home.

For example, perhaps your old living room sofa will not fit in your new home, but you can repurpose it in your new basement. Also, take a look at outdoor patio furniture that could look or feel worn from being outside, to make room for new items. 

Tip #2: Purge Every Drawer, Cabinet, and Room Before Moving

It can be overwhelming to think about every nook and cranny in your home, but the last thing you want to do in a brand new home is bring clutter with you. You don’t want to pack things you aren’t going to use or pay a moving company to move things you’ll never use.

Steffanie recommends looking at these items and seeing what might be great items to donate, that someone else can get use of if you won’t be. She helps all of her clients with this part of the process as well.

It’s helpful to grab a bunch of boxes or garbage bags and set aside time each day to go through a different area of your home to avoid being overwhelmed in the process. 

Tip #3: Use a Professional Moving Company

Tidysmart works with several moving companies in the Metro Detroit area that are licensed, insured, and have a great reputation. They take great care of their clients, with excellent customer service. There are certain items that Tidysmart will help pack and organize with clients, and some that they’ll turn over to the pro’s.

If you’re on the fence about hiring a professional moving company, Steffanie says it’s well worth the investment to protect your belongings and make sure they arrive to your new home in great condition.


Tidysmart offers the best in home organizing solutions in Southeast Michigan. They offer help with packing before a house move, unpacking after a house move, professional staging in preparation for a house sale. In addition, she can help with storage to make the best use of storage spaces, declutter indoor and outdoor space, and organize each area of the home to make life easier.

If you’re getting ready to move, head to their website to get in touch with Stephanie:

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