Pre-move sale

4 Ways To Get Rid Of Unnecessary Stuff Before Moving

Category: Moving Tips

Nonstop consumption is the curse of a modern society. Our houses are packed not so much with things we use on a daily basis as with stuff we do not actually need or even know how to take advantage of. Just walk around your place and see how much space is occupied by goods you have not been utilizing for ages.

Typically, we do not have time for sorting out our unused stuff. When those never re-worn dresses you have bought 10 years ago start falling out of the closet, you simply cram them under the bed. However, there is one event that makes your so well-thought cleaning strategy ineffective, and its name is moving. Of course, you can always pack them in trash bags and throw into the dumpster, but we have a better advice for you 😉

1. Donate

Donate

Once you have done with deciding what will go with you to your new home, pack the rest and find a charity that will gladly accept the gift. Before calling them, make sure you have excluded all broken or well-worn items. Even if you think that your old clock only needs a little fixing, it is not the best things to donate. Charities are not repair agencies, so try to suggest things that still can be of practical use without additional financial investments.

2. Organize A Pre-Move Sale

Pre-move sale

A garage sale is another smart way to lighten the boxes you are taking with you and also make some money. Of course, selling an old lamp or your kid’s toys will not earn you a fortune, but you will surely get some cash that can be used to pay the moving company carrying the rest of your property to your new place of residence.

3. Sell It Online

online sale

Those who live in a multi-storey building may not have necessary conditions, a big front yard in the first place, to organize a garage sale. Moreover, such events are rather time-consuming, meaning you will need to spend the whole day bargaining and answering the price. In this case, selling online might be the thing you have been looking for. Take five minutes of your time to advertise all the give-away items and sell them with a click of a mouse.

4. Recycle

Recycle

In order to ensure your moving will not harm the environment, find out how to recycle those objects that cannot be simply thrown into a trash bin. As a rule, electronics like computers, TVs and cell phones contain heavy metals such as mercury and lead, so you should take care of proper disposal and keep these dangerous items from the landfill. Do some research and find out if there are any local disposal centers in your neighborhood and what object they recycle. Depending on the center, you may be even offered a minimal pay for the things you bring in for disposal, meaning that apart from benefiting the environment and community you will also benefit your purse.