Deciding which items you do not want to take when you move is difficult—especially if it a long distance move. We recommend you start with your attic and closets.
One way is to set up a criteria. If you have not used an item for a certain amount of time and it is not a keepsake, put it in the “garage sale and donation area”. If you come across items you kept on the last time you moved but have not used, then it may be time to add it to the “area”. Items you purposely put away for some possible later use, probably need to go to the “area”.
Of course, these decisions are not easy so you may want to make an area designated as the “maybe keep items”. This will allow you to think about them and then add them to the packing area or the “garage sale and donation area”.
If your house gets too cluttered during this process, find a place to store your items to move. Many people use the garage, a close storage facility or their moving company may haves storage capabilities.