The move to a new place is truly a life changing experience. A new chapter in your book of life will be opening as the last one closes. Packing up your household and transporting safely is quite an undertaking, and on this particular adventure you want to ensure a stress-free trip. Over the years you have accumulated expensive toys, tokens of sentiment and useless junk. The best way to increase a successful and organized move is to get rid of some of the clutter. With that in mind, RC Van Services would like to share some tips on helping way find ways to reduce the junk before you commit to packing it and taking it on the long journey.
When Decluttering, Separate what You Want to Keep & Let Go
The best way to begin is to visit each room. Be sure to allow substantial time, so this process isn’t rushed or last minute. Divide the contents of the room in two groups, maybe three for now. The keep section, all your desired belongings you can in no way part with. The second, the items you wish to relieve yourself of. The third group if you chose to do so now is the garbage, although this can be put in the second group if space is an issue. When the moving date is in sight, it could be prudent to pack up the nonessentials during this process as well to help conserve space and will help packing day go a little smoother.
How Do I Get Rid of Unwanted Things when I Move?
After each room is completed, hopefully the items you are willing to breakup with is accumulating. At the completion of this task comes to what to do with the load. There several things you can do.
1. Yard sales. If you want to make a few bucks on some novelties and furniture, consider having a yard sale. Be sure to allow enough time to organize and clearly mark each item’s price. If there is quite a bit, stretch it out over a weekend to get more cash in your pocket.
2. Social media and networks. Advertise your yard sales on your social media venues to help increase interest. If the yard sale is too time consuming, look to selling profitable items on local internet listings. It never hurts to try and make some extra cash, especially just before a long distance move. Selling the unneeded possessions can help line your pockets and decrease your moving load at once.
3. Donations. For the stuff that couldn’t be sold, or if you don’t want the hassle of selling the goods, donating centers an excellent resource for getting rid of gently used things, that people struggling through a rough patch can benefit from.
4. Recycle. In addition to donations, another option would be to send specifics to recycling facilities. Outdated appliances and electronics that just take up space are excellent examples of recycling the junk.
5. Trash it. For the unusable and unrecyclable and unsalable, the garbage heap is where it needs to go.
A good room of thumb is if you haven’t used something in a 12 month period, you are not going to. Experience the freedom of parting away from the stuff you just don’t need to make packing, moving and unpacking go smoother.